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Report Decries Treatment of Mentally Ill in Ghanai
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Nick Loomis
October 16, 2012 2:37 PM
In Ghana, mental illness is widely thought to be a spiritual matter -- and so-called "prayer camps" fill the vacuum left by inadequate psychiatric health facilities. But an international human rights organization, Human Rights Watch, alleges the camps are unfit to deal with patients and are guilty of abuses. Nick Loomis has more from Accra.

Report Decries Treatment of Mentally Ill in Ghana

Nick Loomis

Published October 16, 2012

In Ghana, mental illness is widely thought to be a spiritual matter -- and so-called "prayer camps" fill the vacuum left by inadequate psychiatric health facilities. But an international human rights organization, Human Rights Watch, alleges the camps are unfit to deal with patients and are guilty of abuses. Nick Loomis has more from Accra.


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