AMARI

Mphil fellow

Harry Henry Kawiya

 
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University of Cape Town

Harry Henry Kawiya is a Psychiatric Clinical Officer who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Medicine (Mental Health) from St John of God affiliated to Mzuzu University (Malawi) and a Post graduate diploma in hospital management from Hochshule Neu-Ulm (German). He has been working at Zomba Mental Hospital the only public referral mental hospital in Malawi since 2010. Harry is currently an MPhil fellow at University of Cape Town funded by the African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI).

Harry’s main research interest is in mental health and clients receiving ART. He has over eight years’ experience in the field of mental health and people living with HIV/AIDS who are receiving ART. He has been managing these clients using the biopsychosocial model.

Harry’s MPhil research is focusing on missed opportunities to address mental health needs in people living with HIV/AIDS. Mental health disorders are not routinely screened or identified in people living with HIV/AIDS in ART clinics despite many studies having found high prevalence of mental disorders.

Supervisors:

Prof Katherine Sorsdahl, University of Cape Town

Prof Crick Lund, University of Cape Town

Dr Stefan Holzer, College Medicine- University of Malawi