Mentally Ill in Nigeria Opt for Traditional Healers

July 06, 2015 08:38 AM
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It's estimated more than 20 million Nigerians suffer from mental illness, but many opt for traditional healers instead of getting professional help. The World Health Organization (WHO) says only three percent of the country's health budget goes to mental health. Mohammed Yusuf reports from Kaduna, Nigeria on a center for the mentally ill where traditional medicines and methods are used in combination with teaching the patients new skills.