Training Workshop on Basic human rights and fundamental freedoms of people with mental disabilities-Prevention of inhumane and degrading treatment
Mexico City, 14-15 April, 2009. In the Fray Bernardino Alvarez Psychiatric Hospital auditorium a training workshop on basic human rights and fundamental freedoms of people with mental disabilities with a focus on the prevention of inhumane and degrading treatment was celebrated. The workshop was organized by the Mexican National Humans Rights Commission with the collaboration of the Secretary of Health and PAHO/WHO.
Epilepsy Law in Argentina
Nursing and Mental Health in the Dominican Republic
Cayman Islands, 8-9 May, 2009. The First National Mental Health Workshop was organized in collaboration between PAHO and the Ministry of Health aimed at developing a mental health policy for the country.
Meeting about the Community Model and Psychiatric Reform Local will and leadership, gender equality, creativity and permanent innovation
Santiago, Chile, 5-6 March, 2009. First meeting of the technical cooperation project between Peru, Argentina and Chile on “Promoting Mental Health in Primary Health Care Settings”. Mental health workers and other professionals from various disciplines attended the meeting, as well as healthcare teams and leaders of organizations of users and families. There were also participants from different organizations, including representatives from the PAHO offices, Dr Hugo Cohen, PAHO/WHO Subregional Advisor on Mental Health and authorities from the ministries of health of each country.
The goals of the meeting were the interchange of experiences of community models in mental health and of transformation of psychiatric hospitals in the three countries, as well as the empowerment of key actors to promote this transformation. One of the results hoped for is the development of at least one pilot project of the community model and psychiatric reform per country.
Mar del Plata, Argentina, 22-25 April, 2009. The XXV Argentine Psychiatry Conference took place under the title “Mental Health: A Public Health Problem.” The PAHO/WHO Subregional Advisor on Mental Health, Dr. Hugo Cohen, carried out a presentation describing the advances in the use of the World Health Organization Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS) in the country.
Honduras: Workshop on Human Rights and Mental Health
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 8-9 June, 2009. A workshop on “Basic Human Rights and fundamental freedoms for people with disabilities” was celebrated and organized by the National Mental Health Program of the Secretariat of Health and PAHO/WHO. It was inaugurated by Dr. Lilian Reneau, PAHO/WHO Representative in Honduras, and professionals from various backgrounds of health, social services, justice and DDHH movements from the country attended.
Publications and Journals
Guía práctica de salud mental en situaciones de desastres. Rodríguez, J., Zaccarelli Davoli, M. y Pérez, Ricardo (ed.). Washington, D.C.: OPS, 2006. (Spanish)
Protecting mental health during epidemics, PAHO, 2006 (Spanish and Portuguese versions)
Informe de la epilepsia en Latinoamerica. OPS y OMS (ed.) Publicación conjunta de la Liga Internacional contra la Epilepsia, Buró Internacional de Epilepsia y la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Panamá, 2008 (Spanish)
Innovative mental health programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, Caldas de Almeida, J. and Cohen, Alex (ed.). Washington, D.C.: PAHO, 2008
Promoting Health, Mental Health. In: Pan American Health Organization. Health In the Americas: 2007. Washington, D.C.: PAHO, 2007. Vol 1-Regional. (PAHO, PAHO Scientific and Technical Publication No. 622) p. 134.135.
Protection of Mental Health in Disasters and Emergency Situations, Washington,D.C.: PAHO, 2002 (Spanish only).
Trastornos neurológicos: Desafíos para la salud pública Traducción, edición y publicación de la versión en español realizada por la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS/OMS). 2006. (Spanish)
New joint WHO/Wonca report 'Integrating mental health into primary care - a global perspective', WHO/Wonca.
Mental Health and Psychosocial Well–Being among Children in Severe Food Shortage Situations, WHO
Mental health aspects of women’s reproductive health; A global review of the literature, WHO/UNFPA
Reforma de los Servicios de Salud Mental: 15 años después de la declaración de Caracas, OPS/OMS y el Ministerio de Salud de Brasil (Spanish)
The World Health Organization Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS)
18th. International Conference on Safe Communities, Cali, Colombia, 13 - 15 August, 2009
XXV World Congress on Suicide Prevention, Montevideo, Uruguay, 27- 31 October, 2009
Editorial Committee: Jorge Rodríguez, Hugo Cohen, Víctor Aparicio, Devora Kestel, Armando Vásquez y Martha Koev
PAHO’s Mental Health, Disabilities and Rehabilitation Bulletin is published bimonthly in English and Spanish.
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