Better information for better mental health. Developing Mental Health Information Systems in Africa
The Mental Health and Poverty Project (MHaPP) is a 5- year study of mental health policy development and implementation in 4 African countries: Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia. Following broad situation analyses in each of the four countries, three areas of intervention were identified:
1. improving policies, plans and legislation for mental health
2. mental health information systems (MHIS) and
3. developing district-based models of service delivery. These interventions were undertaken during the second phase of the project and this brief focuses on lessons learned from improving MHIS.
Mental Health and Poverty Project Policy Brief No. 12, DFID, London, UK, 8 pp.