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Gefersa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center (GMHF)
The Gefersa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center (GMHF) near Addis Ababa offers professional psychiatric treatment, boarding and rehabilitative occupational therapy. The centre aims to serve as a model for replication and promotion of quality care throughout the country. The serene and peaceful environment of Gefersa makes it an ideal location for the patients’ rehabilitation process. It has the proper infrastructure to provide professional psychiatric care to 200 patients and to organize trainings and research. There is a big need for mental health care in Ethiopia as the habitual chewing of chat, an amphetamine-like stimulant, causes a lot of mental health problems among the country’s population. 




Gefersa (Addis Ababa), Ethiopia


165 (in the year 2016)


Mental health care

- Ambulatory mental health care

- Residential mental health care

Chicken project 2015:


The Belgian organization ‘Wereld Missie Hulp’ supported the construction of a chicken farm on the property of the psychiatric centre in Gefersa. The chicken farm will generate income for the psychiatric centre, by which the financial autonomy can be increased. The eggs will also enrich the diet of the patients. After all, nourishing and well-balanced meals are important for the patient’s recovery process.

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