The psychiatrist who faced a dilemma but couldn’t turn his back on his people
Children in West Africa with cognitive difficulties are going undiagnosed because the tests used to assess their mental health are based on Western norms. Kwabena Kusi-Mensah is working with communities in Nigeria and Ghana to develop assessments that are culturally appropriate. — Like many young students entering medical school I initially wanted to become a neurosurgeon. But the reality was I just found surgery a bit too routine. At first it was exciting but after a while it became like cutting hair.