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Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's

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SPEAKING BOOKS

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Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted.  We depend on written communication for information, guidance, and access to heath care information That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way information is delivered to low literacy communities. It's exactly what it sounds like.a book that talks to the reader in his or her local  language, delivering critical information in an interactive, and educational way.

The customizable 16-page book, accompanied by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood..

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 30 titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 30 countries.

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The South African Depression and Anxiety Group’s patient education innovation – the Speaking Book – has been shortlisted in AfricaCom’s Changing Lives Award category. AfricaCom is Africa’s biggest technology event and brings together leaders and innovators form the digital network.

The AfricaCom Awards is a showcase for innovation within the telecoms and ICT sector across Africa. The Changing Lives Award recognises an inspiring initiative that has significantly impacted African communications in the community and contributed to economic and social development.  The Speaking Books – which allow life-saving healthcare information to be accessible to all communities regardless of geographical location, socio-economics, age, gender or education level, have been changing the lives of rural and disadvantaged communities in Africa since 2008. It is an honour for the Speaking Books – which uses simple technology to powerfully impact lives – to be amongst such prestigious company.

To find out more about the Speaking Books, please visit www.speakingbooks.com. The AfricaCom winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner on the 18th November 2015 in Cape Town.

For more information, please contact Cassey Chambers on 011 234 4837

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