How grandmothers help fight depression in Zimbabwe

A group of grandmothers are using what they call 'friendship benches' to help thousands of people suffering from mental health problems in the country.

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    Zimbabwe's public health system, like other sectors, has been hit by a financial crisis.

    With a population of around 16 million, doctors say there are only 12 public health psychiatrists in the whole country.

    Now, a group of grandmothers are using what they call "friendship benches" to help thousands of people suffering from mental health problems in the country.

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.


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