PAHO and the OAS join forces to reduce demand for drugs in the Americas
D.C., 9 May 2012. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) have signed an agreement under which the two organizations will work together to reduce demand for illicit drugs in the countries of the Americas, through coordinated technical cooperation, based on human rights, public health and scientific evidence.
Hospital services generally respond to the needs of those who are hospitalized; however, all specialists at
Psychiatric Hospital in
Cuba, are proud of their forty years of history working with and bringing their knowledge to the community.
Antigua y Barbuda: Workshop to develop a national policy on mental health
At the beginning of the year, mental health was placed high on the priority list of Antigua & Barbuda’s Ministry of Health. Within this context, technicians from the Ministry of Health, the
Psychiatric Hospital and PAHO/WHO gathered at a three-day workshop in June to discuss and develop a working document that will form the basis of a National Mental Health Policy.
Masters Degree in Mental Health, National University of Córdoba, Argentina
The second year of the Masters Degree in Mental Health of the National University of Córdoba officially started in May. It is organized by the Faculty of Psychology and the Faculty of Medical Sciences, with the collaboration of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO - WHO), and is sponsored by the Organization of Iberoamerican States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) and the Psychologists’ Association of Córdoba.
During the celebration of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, June 26, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) jointly organized the conference “Drug Consumption Policies based on Evidence: advances, challenges, and perspectives.”
Resolution WHA65.4 of the Sixty-Fifth World Health Assembly (May 2012) on “The global burden of mental disorders and the need for a comprehensive, coordinated response from health and social sectors at the country level” is now available at: http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA65/A65_R4-en.pdf
WHO QualityRights Tool Kit
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the “QualityRights Tool Kit. Assessing and improving quality and human rights in mental health and social care facilities.” The Tool Kit is an essential resource, not only for putting an end to past neglect and abuses but also for ensuring high quality services in the future.
International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights
The Diploma, a collaboration between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Indian Law Society (ILS)
India, now in its fifth year, is currently accepting applications for 2012 – 2013.
“Acciones de Salud Mental en la Comunidad” is a compilation of presentations edited by Manuel Desviat and Ana Moreno. It was launched at the XXV Congress of the Spanish Association of Neuropsychiatry-Mental Health Professionals held at
Tenerife, Canarias on June 6-9.
Editorial Committee: Jorge Rodríguez, Hugo Cohen, Víctor Aparicio, Dévora Kestel, Maristela Monteiro, Maria Florencia Di Masi y Martha Koev.
PAHO’s Mental Health Bulletin is published bimonthly in English and Spanish.
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