ZWEDRU, LIBERIA -- More than 30,000 Ivorian refugees have fled to Liberia's Grand Gedeh County as political violence has intensified in the neighboring Ivory Coast. In collaboration with the public health sector, Tiyatien Health is providing emergency health outreach to the growing number of refugee communities in southeast Liberia.
(Boston, MA December 16, 2009): Tiyatien Health, an organization founded by survivors of Liberia's civil war, has won grand prize in a global competition seeking "the best solutions to improve mental health in communities around the world." Sponsored by Ashoka Foundation's Changemakers and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the "Rethinking Mental Health: Improving Community Wellbeing" competition drew over 340 submissions from 42 countries.
Liberia is one of the world's poorest war-torn countries.