Stage 3: Proof of Concept
In the capital of Bogota, 70% of IDPs are women and children, including many indigenous peoples and Afro-Colombians, living marginally and at high risk of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
This project aims to pilot-test the OSITA project in Colombia. Supported by mobile phone app, OSITA will train community health workers to screen for and refer severe cases of mental disorders.
How does your innovation work?
This project aims to pilot-test the OSITA (Outreach, Screening, and Intervention for TraumA for Internally Displaced Women) project in Colombia — a country with 5.4 million internally displaced persons due to armed conflict. Goals include offering employment through OSITA-branded micro-enterprises and other opportunities.