Dr Unati Makiwane appointed as the President of Black Mental Health Matters

The President of Global Pan Africanism Network Mr Daniel Mwambonu today appointed Dr Unati Makiwane as the President of Black Mental Health Matters which was established to address the challenges people of African descent are facing when it comes to mental health and also debunk myths regarding mental health.

Black Mental Health Matters vision is to promote mental health research, champion for mental health rights for people of African descent, combat medical racism, create the infrastructure that Africa needs for mental health and provide an environment where people with trauma can heal.

Black Mental Health Matters runs a weekly Mental Health show on United States of Africa Facebook page every Saturday at 5PM EAT/2PM GMT and this has come in handy as the world battles raging pandemic, anxiety, depression during lockdowns and rising mental health cases reported.

Watch the series here:


Dr Unati Makiwane – The President of Black Mental Health Matters-BMHM

Dr Unati Makiwane Biography:

Dr Unati Makiwane is a Family Physician with over 14 year experience, Health Coach and Certified Transformation Life Coach focusing on Men’s Health and Boy Child’s Mental Health. She is currently pursuing her MBA in Business and Corporate Communications. She immigrated from South Africa in 2010 and worked in the Rural & Urban Saskatchewan. She later relocated to Alberta in 2014. She is the Founder and the Medical Director of United Medical Clinic in Calgary, Canada. Outside her clinical practice, she is involved in the community building mental health projects working with Immigrant Services Calgary, New Comers Centre, Schools and other Private Organizations. She’s also the Medical Director and a Host of “Black Mental Health Matters” weekly Show for United States of Africa. She is quite active on social media, debunking all the stereotypical narratives causing boys and men to avoid mental health support. Dr Unati is the first Black Female Physician in Canada to host a Men’s Health Talk Show which runs once a week where she interacts with a global community of Men seeking to lead healthy lives mentally, physically and spiritually. She recently launched her transformative online course “Men Get Depressed Too”. She took a deep dive on the key silent elements that cause depression.

Here is the Official Appointment letter for Downloads:


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