New action plan could be a turning point in global mental health

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) discussed the latest draft of a new Global Mental Health Action Plan recently, which, if adopted, would set clear goals for progress and aim to improve accountability in improving mental healthcare around the world.

The action plan will be officially voted for at the World Health Assembly in May, but the draft of the plan received wide support at the recent WHO Executive Board meeting, according to Kelly O’Donnell, coordinator of the Mental Health-Psychosocial Working Group of the NGO Forum for Health, who attended the meeting.

The adoption of the action plan would represent a turning point in global mental healthcare, said O’Donnell.

Source: Global Post (link opens in a new window)

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