Mental health policy development and implementation in four African countries

SOURCE: Journal of Health Psychology
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2007
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.J.Flisher, C.Lund, M.Funk, M.Banda, A.Bhana, V.Doku, N.Drew, F.N.Kigozi, M.Knapp, M.Omar, I.Petersen, A.Green
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, MENTAL HEALTH, POLICY FORMULATION
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 4572
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/6090

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Abstract

The purpose of the research programme introduced in this article is to provide new knowledge regarding comprehensive multisectoral approaches to breaking the negative cycle of poverty and mental ill-health. The programme undertakes an analysis of existing mental health policies in four African countries (Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia), and will carry out and evaluate interventions to assist in the development and implementation of mental health policies in those countries, over a five-year period. The four countries in which the programme is being conducted represent a variety of scenarios in mental health policy development and implementation.