What is MDD Minds?

The MDD MINDS FOR PRIMARY CARE Program aims to enhance the quality of care for major depressive disorders delivered by family doctors in Africa-Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.

To achieve this, we have developed three key phases: a self-paced online course called "MDD Minds 101", a more in-depth Train-the-Trainer course, and a performance in practice initiative.

This program has been developed by a diverse Master Faculty consisting of 12 mental health experts from various regions around the world.

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The Team

This initiative is led by WONCA's Working Party on Mental Health, and implemented in collaboration with Mosaica Solutions.


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MDD Minds 101

About the course​

The course is open to family doctors and primary care professionals residing in Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Saudi Arabia, and Sri-Lanka, who are interested in strengthening their competencies and confidence in managing mental health problems.

The course modality

"MDD Minds 101" is a self-paced online course.


The course is currently offered in English, Japanese, ​Portuguese, and Spanish.


1. Burden of depression

2. Treatment

3. Non-drug interventions

4. Pharmacotherapy

5. Managing co-morbidities

6. Follow-up care and referral

7. Reflective practice and self-care

How to participate?

Step 1:

Step 2:

You will receive an invitation to enrol in the course.

IMPORTANT: Check your SPAM folder.

Already enrolled?

next steps

In a second phase, participants who successfully complete "MDD Minds 101" will have the opportunity to enrol in a more in-depth Train the Trainer course. Additionally, selected participants will have the chance to develop in-practice quality improvement projects.

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The Funding

This project is funded by an unrestricted grant from Pfizer*.

*An unrestricted grant is a form of funding provided to an organization without specific limitations or conditions imposed on its use. This means there are no restrictive guidelines or specific requirements dictating how the money should be spent, nor any influence on the content or outcome of the program. In this case, WONCA Association has the freedom to implement the program according to its principles and maintaining its autonomy.