Developing and adopting mental health policies and plans in Africa. Lessons from South Africa, Uganda and Zambia

Abstract

The Mental Health and Poverty Project (MHaPP) is a 5-year study of mental health policy, legislation and services in 4 African countries: Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia. This policy brief is structured around the following headings:
1. What is the current state of mental health policies and plans in Africa?
2. What did we do? (This includes national mental health policies for Uganda and South Africa, a national mental health services strategic plan for Zambia, and a provincial mental health plan for the Northern Cape, South Africa)
3. What lessons can we learn from these examples for developing and adopting mental health policies and plans?

Citation

Mental Health and Poverty Project Policy Brief No. 10, DFID, London, UK, 8 pp.

Developing and adopting mental health policies and plans in Africa. Lessons from South Africa, Uganda and Zambia

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