World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC62/R.5 Agenda item 4(b)
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Having considered the technical paper on scaling up mental health care: a framework for action1; Recalling resolutions
on the comprehensive mental health action plan 2013-2020, WHA55.10 on the global action programme for mental health, EM/RC57/R.3 on maternal, child and adolescent mental health and EM/RC58/R.8 on the strategy for mental health and substance abuse in the Eastern Mediterranean Region 2012-2016; Acknowledging the enormous magnitude of mental disorders and its socioeconomic consequences; Acknowledging also that the right to health, equity of access to health care and the striving for the attainment of the highest level of health for populations are values enshrined in the WHO Constitution; Acknowledging also the importance of investing in promotion of mental health and prevention and management of mental disorders for achieving the sustainable development goals; Recognizing that the treatment gap in some countries of the Region is as high as 90%, despite the availability of cost-effective and evidence-based interventions; Mindful that a number of countries in the Region face complex emergencies which are contributing to increased rates of mental disorders; 1. ENDORSES the regional framework to scale up action on mental health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (annexed to this resolution); 2. URGES Member States to implement the strategic interventions in the four domains (governance, prevention, health care and surveillance)of the regional framework to scale up action on mental health; 3. REQUESTS the Regional Director to: 3.1 Enhance technical support to Member States for implementation and monitoring of the strategic interventions of the regional framework; 3.2 Report to the Regional Committee every two years starting from 2017 on the status of implementation of the regional framework.
Keywords: Noncommunicable Diseases,
( 2015).Scaling up mental health care : a framework for action, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean