QualityRights Kenya

This feature demonstrates the current status of mental health in Kenya focusing on the CRPD and human rights issues and explains what the QualityRights initiative in Kenya is currently doing and aims to achieve in order to change the current mental health narrative in the country

  • Brian Otieno
  • QualityRights secretariat
  • Brian Otieno
  • QualityRights secretariat
  • Eddy Kimani
    Key Cast
    "Voice Over"
  • Ann Wambui
    Key Cast
    "Service user"
  • Jacqueline Aloo
    Key Cast
    "mama mboga"
  • Dan Shieshie
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Mercy Karanja
    Key Cast
  • Paul Muove
    Key Cast
  • Faith Mathenge
    Key Cast
  • Mtoto News
  • Ministry of Health
    Special Thanks
  • Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital
    Special Thanks
  • Alfajiri
    Special Thanks
  • Basic Needs Basic Rights Kenya
    Special Thanks
  • Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa
    Special Thanks
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Swahili
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    best fit
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Kenya Mental Health Conference - QualityRights Launch
    November 21, 2019
Director Biography - Brian Otieno, QualityRights secretariat

QualityRights in Mental Health aims at transforming mental health services and improving the quality of standards in mental health and related services. This is a strategic action towards transforming Mental Health Services and the attainment of Universal Health Care. The QualityRights Kenya secretariat comprises of:
Dr. Simon Njuguna - Director mental health, Ministry of Health Kenya; consultant psychiatrist
Jacqueline Aloo - QualityRights Kenya coordinator; mental health nurse
Joy Muhia - QualityRights Kenya co-cordinator; medical psychologist

Brian Otieno, 26 years, from Kenya is an enthusiastic youth advocate on mental health and HIV and the founder of Alfajiri CBO in Nairobi county. He is a B.Sc. Psychology holder from Kenyatta university in Nairobi and believes in mental awareness and gender inclusivity. He is well acknowledged for his continued work of inclusion of men in mental health and SRHR to achieve the UHC targets in his community through use of safe spaces and art.

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Director Statement

Human rights approach to mental health is key