Category: Corona Virus Pandemic – Africa

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The Silent and Dangerous Ailment

Oti*, not his real name a few years ago was a prospering focused hardworking technician in Mombasa. He was living well and taking care of his family comfortably. For over…
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WOMEN AND MENTAL HEALTH: THE STRUGGLE TO PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN UNDER-RESOURCED AREAS.

Over the last few decades, a lot has been discussed and investigated regarding mental health afflictions, specifically, those that arise in a person’s life such as; depression, stress, eating and/or…
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BLINK AT THE ZURI AWARDS!

In February 2021 Tanya Maringo Blink International’s Founder and Executive Director was nominated to receive the prestigious 2021 Zuri Award for healthcare. Zuri Awards is a platform celebrating outstanding women…
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THE MALE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Depression is among the most common mental illnesses globally, affecting more than 1.9 million people in Kenya alone. In the past decade, cases of suicide in the country have risen…
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Winners of the Mental Health Challenge

In September 2020 Blink International launched an exciting challenge open to ambitious artists and advocates in the photography and videography field. This was an opportunity for young people to present…
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Lifeskills That Empower Future Generations.

December 2020, Nairobi Kenya. The COVID-19 Pandemic left 1.6 billion children out of school. When the first case was reported in Kenya, all learning institutions were closed to help protect…
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A YEARNING FOR CHANGE #ENDSARS

END SARS PROTESTS The END SARS movement started in 2017 as a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #ENDSARS to demand that the Nigerian government disband the security unit. With Nigerians…
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Mental Health Photography Challenge

In response to the recently commemorated Mental Health Awareness Day on 10th October, Blink International is collecting visual information on the state of mental health in different African communities. In…
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World Mental Health Day 2020.

Has COVID-19 increased awareness of neglected mental health concerns? “You’re just looking for attention” “Just man up!” “It’s all in your head” “Just try to be positive!” “Suicide is so…
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – BLINK ROSTER

If you are enthusiastic, willing to be on the ground and motivated to learn as much as possible then you are the ideal candidate to join our Mission. We are…
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