Four major objectives are set forth: more effective leadership and governance for mental health; the provision of comprehensive, integrated mental health and social care services in community-based settings; implementation of strategies for promotion and prevention; and strengthened information systems, evidence and research.
"This is the final report of the six-year collaboration between the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and the Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform, an initiative of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation aimed at reducing the global burden of mental health through the development and application of evidence and good practices to global mental health."
"Some of the problems with our current drug policies stem from the fact that these policies have been largely bifurcated between two different and often contradictory approaches. One treats drug use as a crime that cannot be tolerated and should be punished; the other views addiction as a chronic relapsing health or behavioral condition requiring ongoing treatment and support. Neither of these views is all encompassing—it should be recognized that there are patterns of drug use that do not result in significant harm or health problems and therefore require no intervention. The public health approach presented here takes the view that our focus should be on the harm caused by drug use and the harm caused by our policy responses to it. We have focused specifically on illicit drugs, not because they are by themselves more harmful (in fact, tobacco causes more morbidity and mortality than any illicit drug), but because it has become increasingly clear that our current policies to manage illicit drugs are failing."
It highlights the numerous challenges to quality service provision, along with the organisation’s response to mental health needs, and recommendations for international and regional decision-makers including:
Advocating and working towards mental health policies that support adequate funding for mental health care and government support
Legislation to protect the rights of people with mental disorders and vulnerable communities
Advocating for multi-year funding to support the sustainability of MHPSS programs
Creating capacity building opportunities consistent with the IASC guidelines and supported with continuous supervision
For Mental Health Service Delivery under National Mental Health Programme
The book is aimed at general health workers in low- and middle-income country settings and has some chapters on perinatal mental health. That said, it has definite applicability in high-income country settings too! In the new edition, there has been a big expansion of the psychosocial interventions. Thanks to your advocacy for such a resource being open-access (as the first edition was not), the book is freely available for download: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/where-there-is-no-psychiatrist/47578A845CAFC7E23A181749A4190B54
The nature of humanitarian work has also drastically changed over the last
decade. Humanitarian workers have paid dearly in the face of violence and
terrorism. Burn out and after-effects of traumatic experiences constitute a
major risk for humanitarian workers. After ten years of experience with delegate
stress, the Psychological Support Programme (PSP) team emphasizes
the importance of efficient stress management.
Во всем мире распространенность туберкулеза гораздо выше
в городских районах, чем в сельских. Около 54 % мирового населения
проживает в городах, а развивающиеся страны показывают наиболее
высокие темпы урбанизации. В развитых странах урбанизация привела
к всеобщему улучшению здравоохранения, однако данная тенденция
не нашла отражения в менее развитых регионах мира. В таких странах
ключевые социальные и экономические детерминанты туберкулеза
сходятся на самых бедных группах населения. краткое руководство
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