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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.

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 English version [pdf 750kb]

WHO-AIMS Spanish version [pdf 404kb]

WHO-AIMS French version [pdf 409kb]



WHO-AIMS Country Reports

Anguilla (English)

[pdf 152kb]

Antigua and Barbuda

(English) [pdf 164kb]

Argentina (Spanish)

[pdf 579kb]

Barbados (English)

[pdf 341kb] 

Belize (English)

[pdf 164kb]

Bolivia (Spanish)

[pdf 231kb]

Brazil (English)

[pdf 216kb]

British Virgin Islands

(English) [pdf 214kb]

Chile (Spanish)

[pdf 247kb]

Costa Rica (English)

[pdf 336kb]

Cuba (Spanish)

[pdf 1.36Mb]

Dominica  (English) 

[pdf 161kb] 

Dominican Republic

(English)  [pdf 311kb] 

Ecuador (Spanish)

[pdf 209Kb] 

El Salvador (Spanish)

[pdf 3.81Mb]

Grenada (English)

[pdf 316kb]

Guatemala (Spanish)

[pdf 3.81Mb]

Guyana (English)

[pdf 237.11kb]

Haiti (French)           

[pdf 1.36Mb]

Honduras (English)

[pdf 297kb]

Jamaica (English)

[pdf 156kb]

Mexico (Spanish)  

[pdf 1.28Mb]

Montserrat (English)

[pdf 162kb]

Nicaragua (Spanish)

[pdf 3.81Mb]

Panama (English)

[pdf 894kb]

Paraguay (English)

[pdf 143kb]

Peru (Spanish)

[pdf  577kb]

Saint Kitts and Nevis

(English) [pdf 645kb]

Saint Lucia (English) 

[pdf 141kb] 

Saint Vincent and the

Grenadines (English)

[pdf 457kb]

St. Maarten (English) [pdf 488Kb]

 

Suriname (English)

[pdf 149kb] 

Trinidad and Tobago

(English) [pdf 137kb]

Turks and Caicos

(English) [pdf 176kb]

Uruguay (English)

[pdf 139kb]

WHO-AIMS Subregional Reports

WHO-AIMS: Report on mental health systems in Latin America and the Caribbean (1.73 MB)

Central America and Dominican Republic (English) [ pdf 594.15 kb]

Caribbean countries (English) [pdf 1.48 Mb]

South America (Spanish) [pdf 235 kb] 

Others Reports

WHO report on mental health systems of selected low- and middle-income countries 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 14:23

Mandates and Declarations

Resolutions of the Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization:

Strategy and plan of action on epilepsy . Resolution CD51.8. 51st Directing Council, Washington, D.C., USA, 26 - 30 September 2011

Strategy and plan of action on mental health. Resolution CD49.R17. 49th Directing Council, Washington, D.C., USA, 28 September-2 October 2009

Disability: Prevention and rehabilitation in the context of the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health and other related rights.  Resolution CD47.R1. 47th Directing Council, Washington, D.C., USA, 25-29 September 2006

Mental Health in the Americas: New Challenges in a new Millennium, CD43/15, Working documents of the 43th Directing Council, Washington, D.C., USA, 24-28 September 2001

Mental Health, CD40/15. Working documents of the 40th Directing Council, Washington, D.C., USA, 22-26 September 1997  

 

Declarations:

icon Caracas Declaration (132.15 kB), Adopted in Caracas, Venezuela, on 14 November 1990

icon Brazil Principles (933.29 kB), Regional Conference on Mental Health Services Reform (15 years after the Caracas Declaration), 7 - 9 November 2005

icon Panama Consensus (405.00 kB), Adopted in Panamá City, Panamá, on 8 October 2010

icon Brasilia Consensus (1.15 MB), Adopted in Brasilia, Brazil, on October 15-17, 2013, Versions: Spanish, Portuguese.   Photos.     

 


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