- As of 2019 80 Ethiopian psychiatrists trained with the assistance of TAAPP – there are now 91 in the country.
- Mental health services are on the way to being integrated into all levels of health care.
- Six new Departments of Psychiatry opened outside Addis Ababa.
- Two new psychiatry residency programs have opened in the country.
- The first Clinical Masters of Psychology has opened in the Department of Psychiatry
TAAPP the Model
- Two UofT faculty and a resident travel to AAU three times a year for a month to teach a pre-negotiated curriculum, which includes significant time for on-site clinical supervision.
- CanMED roles have been adapted to EthioMEDS
- Selected Department of Psychiatry faculty at AAU have the opportunity to undertake a one year clinical fellowship thanks to Ontario Shores hospital, an affiliated UofT hospital.
- UofT Occupational Therapists teach rehabilitation theory and skills for severely mentally ill patients; led by Marci Rose, on an annual basis to psychiatry residents and clinical psychology students
- In 2015 forensic psychiatrist Dr Phil Klassen at Ontario Shores, with Dr Asnake Lemma AAU
facilitated the establishment of a Mental Health Court with a Diversion Program in Addis Ababa for the severely mentally ill who are found not criminally responsible. A first for Africa
- There have been over 40 one month training trips to AAU involving over 70 UofT faculty psychiatrists and 41 residents. TAAPP has won seven awards – the most prestigious is the American College of Psychiatrists’ Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education. We have obtained six research grants – topics include integrating MH training and research into Primary Health; developing SGBV training and services into selected refugee camps in Ethiopia
Program Contact Information
Dr. Clare Pain
Dr Lisa Andermann