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Problem Statement

Mental health problems appear to be increasing in importance in Africa. Between 2000 and 2015 the continent's population grew by 49%, yet the number of years lost to disability as a result of mental and substance use disorders increased by 52%. In 2015, 17·9 million years were lost to disability as a consequence of mental health problems. Such disorders were almost as important a cause of years lost to disability as were infectious and parasitic diseases, which accounted for 18·5 million years lost to disability.

As Africa's population is expected to double over the next three decades,
the pressures on young people in particular, who across the region are already struggling to earn a livelihood in highly competitive labour markets, are likely to ratchet up. Many will experience psychological problems as they fail to realise their ambitions, and some will turn to substance misuse as a means of alleviating their frustration.
Increased attention to mental health by governments, researchers, and journals is therefore essential. In 2013, the member states of the World Health Assembly committed to the Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan, in which they pledged, among other national targets, to increase service coverage for severe mental health disorders by 20% by 2020 and to reduce suicide rates by 10%.

Our Solution

Mentavisor, would aggregate mental health tips and conveniently make professional help accessible for all, with focus on the young african population. Our solution would offer bookable online sessions where the african people can easily seek medical help with our therapists, partners, and volunteers.

Research shows that more than 50% of communication can be expressed through gesture; bearing in mind the new-normal that has limited physical interactions with people as well.  Our solution integrates a video conferencing feature for Online consultations with medical professionals. 

The mentavisor  platform excels at :

  • Making professional medical help affordable for all
  • We focus on addressing mental health as a major subject
  • Improved human communication and consultation
  • Our unique features allow patients to minimize waiting times at hospitals/clinics by accessing the web application at their own comfort. 
  • It is perfect for any profession that schedules appointments and wants to notify patients or clients when running behind schedule.
  • Mentavisor will incorporate a voucher-based payment system that enables companies/organizations to easily onboard their staff so as to get mental health support/counselling.

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