KENYA – NATIONAL ADOLESCENT - MENTAL HEALTH SURVEY (K-NAMHS)
7 October 2022
We acknowledge the support of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the implementation of the study. [...] The MOH, particularly the Division of Mental Health and Adolescent Health, provided support and guidance throughout the study period from the planning phase to the dissemination of the findings. [...] The information presented here is intended to provide the MOH and other stakeholders with a better understanding of the prevalence of mental disorders so as to improve the promotion of mental health and increase availability of mental health services for adolescents. [...] To address these challenges throughout the DISC-5 and ensure the fidelity of the tool, substantial efforts were made to adapt the DISC-5 for use in the Kenyan setting within the confines of the diagnostic requirements of DSM-5. [...] 27 Kenya – National Adolescent Mental Health Survey Percent Rather, the questions were designed to provide a brief ‘snapshot’ of the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of K-NAMHS and provide the opportunity for future analysis accounting for the impact of the pandemic.