Sitawa Wafula

Health | Kenya

2016 New Voices Fellow


Sitawa Wafula is a mental health crusader who uses her journey as a rape survivor living with a dual diagnosis of epilepsy and bipolar disorder to provide people in Africa with the necessary information and support to deal with everyday life and manage mental health conditions. She is the founder and executive director of “My Mind, My Funk”, a mental health information and support hub, which ran Kenya’s first free mental health support line. She is an active blogger and a weekly online radio contributor for EAT online and South Africa’s Radio Junto. Sitawa has been recognized as a non-communicable disease champion by Kenya’s Ministry of Health, and was named among the top 40 under 40 women in Kenya.