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Professionals get together to dialogue about a strategic plan to address mental health problems on the U.S-Mexico Border

Ciudad Juárez, MX, November 21, 2011 (PAHO/WHO) – Since the 1960s and 1970s the Americas Region has been trying to improve their efforts to implement mental health services but these initiatives have been isolated and have not reached a regional level, furthermore, research shows that more than 450 million people worldwide suffer of mental health problems, this is why the Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in collaboration with the Secretariat of Health and  the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will held a conference entitled: “Mental health in Latin America and the Caribbean: primary attention, a strategic plan.”  The conference will take place on:

Tuesday 22nd of November, 2011

Hotel Lucerna

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Paseo Triunfo de la Republica #3976

Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, MX.

With support and orientation from PAHO/WHO a group of countries from Latin America and the Caribbean has distinguished itself in promotion, prevention, and attention of mental health and illnesses. The Pan American Health Organization has served as a catalyst and played a guiding role by encouraging a fruitful discussion while offering technical assistance that will continue to expand, on this occasion professionals on mental health on the U.S.-Mexico Border will have the opportunity to learn and be part of this initiative. According to Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, PAHO/WHO-Washington, DC, Mental Health Advisor, mental health plans do not require costly and high-technology, but a big effort on formation and qualification of the human resources. Dr. Rodriguez will be the guest of honor and main speaker during this conference.    

PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS:

Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/ WHO)

Secretariat of Health

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

National Council for Accident Prevention (CONAPRA)

icon Mental Health Agenda (354.18 kB) 

icon Mental Health in Latin America (7.04 MB) 

For more information please contact:


Lorely Ambriz, M.S.I.S
, Knowledge Management & Communication Advisor
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / A Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) United States-Mexico Border Office
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Office (915) 845-5950 Ext. 42523 / Cel (915) 449-3040  / Fax  (915) 845-4361
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