Saturday 2021-07-31

advertisement

FULL STORY

COMEDIAN NDOSH VOLUNTEERS HIS SERVICES AT RFM

By Sibusiso Dlamini | 2021-02-23

IN the times of a once in a lifetime pandemic, comedian Ndosh, who is a qualified psychologist, has volunteered his services at the Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital. This was announced by one of the comedian's close friends former basketball star Bongani Shiba, who further expressed appreciation to Ndosh for his kind gesture. "What you may not know is Ndosh is currently working at the RFM hospital as a psychologist. In COVID-19 times, where all may seem tough, Ndosh volunteered to work at the facility not only taking care of patients but also taking care of the care givers. Cheers to that," said Shiba. Other entertainers such as Speech Umlangeni and King Terry hailed Ndosh for the good work. Ndosh is not new to the promotion of mental health awareness in the country as he has also previously worked with Kwakha Indvodza, where he was a panelist on discussions about ending gender-based on violence in the country. The United Nations (UN) has in a recent policy brief on COVID-19 and mental health highlighted the need to urgently increase investment in services for medical health or risk massive increase in mental health conditions in the coming months. “The impact of the pandemic on people’s mental health is already extremely concerning,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). “Social isolation, fear of contagion, and loss of family members is compounded by the distress caused by loss of income and often employment.” Reports already indicate an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety in many countries. A study in Ethiopia in April 2020, reported a three-fold increase in the prevalence of symptoms of depression compared to estimates before the epidemic.

share story          

Email Google LinkedIn Print Twitter

Post Your Comments Below









OTHER STORIES


The ‘Buy Swati’ campaign is set for a major boost.

The empowerment of product...

read more         

THE surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country over the past few weeks has created enor...

read more         

Close to 2 000 winners of the MTN Smagamaga 2.0 promotion have won prizes worth close to E300 000...

read more         

Despite unfortunate events that have impacted Eswatini’s economy recently, government has a...

read more         



World News