Harare's park bench grandmas: 'I speak to them and feel a load is lifted off my heart'
The Guardian The Guardian One in four Zimbabweans suffers from mental illness, but untrained female health workers are setting a new benchmark for the treatment of patients.
The therapy room is a patch of waste ground, and the therapist’s couch a wooden bench under a tree. The therapist is an elderly Zimbabwean woman, in a long brown dress and headscarf. (Photo: Community Eye Health//Older woman Niger/flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0)