Developing Mental Health Programmes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Authored by: Florence Baingana

Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health

Print publication date:  December  2010
Online publication date:  December  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415778480
eBook ISBN: 9780203832721
Adobe ISBN: 9781136838330


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This chapter begins with a discussion of the context of low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), including health systems and their relevance to mental health programming. The chapter then outlines key steps to take in developing a mental health programme and concludes with a discussion of gender, HIV and AIDS, children’s mental health, and conflicts. Uganda is used as a case study quite frequently throughout the chapter, simply because that is where the author has most experience.

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