WHAT IS WHO-AIMS?
The World Health Organization Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS) is a new WHO tool for collecting essential information on the mental health system of a country or region. The goal of collecting this information is to improve mental health systems and to provide a baseline for monitoring the change. For the purpose of WHO-AIMS, a mental health system is defined as all the activities whose primary purpose is to promote, restore or maintain mental health. WHO-AIMS is primarily intended for assessing mental health systems in low and middle income countries, but is also a valuable assessment tool for high resource countries.
Note: Great care has been taken to ensure the reliability of the data presented in the WHO-AIMS country reports. Data for WHO-AIMS are collected by a team led by a focal point within the country and are, in most cases, approved by the Ministry of Health. However, since WHO is not directly responsible for the data collection, WHO cannot independently verify the accuracy of any of the data presented in these reports.
WHO-AIMS Instrument, Version 2.2
WHO-AIMS Country Reports
WHO-AIMS Subregional Reports
Documents at the Regional Level
- Treatment Gap in the Americas
- Supporting the Implementation of Mental Health Policies in the Americas: A Human Rights Law-Based Approach
- 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.
- PAHO and the Reformulation of Mental Health in the Americas
- Innovative mental health programs in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Framework for the Implementation of the Regional Strategy on Mental Health,
Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders
- Report on Epilepsy in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Neurological Disorders: Public Health Challenges, WHO, 2006
- Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Emergencies: What Should Humanitarian Health Actors Know?, IASC, 2010
- IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, IASC, 2007
- Dementia: a public health priority, 2012
- Culture et santé mentale en Haïti :une revue de littérature
Mental Health and Primary Health Care
- Pharmacological Treatment of Mental Disorders in Primary Health Care, WHO, 2009
- New joint WHO/Wonca report 'Integrating mental health into primary care - a global perspective', WHO/Wonca, 2008
- mhGAP module Assessment Management of Conditions Specifically Related to Stress, WHO, 2013
- mhGAP Mental Health Action Programme, WHO 2008
- mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings. WHO, 2010
- mhGAP Flyer - mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP)
mhGAP Plyer. mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP)
Sólo en inglés
Mental Health and Emergencies
- Iniciativa para el Control de los Trastornos Afectivos; Conozca la Depresión y Enfréntela. Vicente, B. OPS, 1999
(Available only in Spanish)