|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
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.
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)
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
5400 Suncrest Dr. Ste. C-4 El Paso, TX 79912
Office (915) 845-5950 Ext. 42523 / Cel (915) 449-3040 / Fax (915) 845-4361