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Mental Health Run in Jimma, Ethiopia

The Great Mental Health Run: Civil Action for Mental Health in Jimma, Ethiopia

Location: Jimma, Ethiopia

Date: 25.05.2013

Before the start of the rainy season, the inhabitants of Jimma, together with staff and students of Jimma University, ran 5 kilometers through the town—a Great Mental Health Run on gravel roads. An appeal for tolerance was printed on their t-shirts in Amharic symbols; the town was decorated with posters and banners. The Ethiopian television station ERTA accompanied the runners and broadcast the advance to millions of Ethiopians in the weekly edition of “Our Health.”

 2013 Mental Health Run

©Anselm Skogstad