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Author Norris, Sheena M. Posey,
Title Providing sustainable mental and neurological health care in Ghana and Kenya : workshop summary / Sheena Posey Norris, Erin Hammers Forstag, and Bruce M. Altevogt, rapporteurs ; Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Board on Global Health, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2016]

Author Norris, Sheena M. Posey,
Subject Mental health services -- Ghana.
Mental health services -- Kenya.
Neurology -- Ghana.
Neurology -- Kenya.
Delivery of Health Care.
Mental Health Services.
Health Services Needs and Demand.
Mental Disorders -- epidemiology.
Nervous System Diseases -- epidemiology.
Substance-Related Disorders -- epidemiology.
Ghana -- epidemiology.
Kenya -- epidemiology.
Alt Name Forstag, Erin Hammers,
Altevogt, Bruce M.,
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders,
Providing Sustainable Mental Health Care in Kenya (Workshop) (2015 : Nairobi, Kenya)
Providing Sustainable Mental Health Care in Ghana (Workshop) (2015 : Accra, Ghana)
Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xiv, 232 pages)) : color illustrations
Note "Providing Sustainable Mental Health Care in Kenya: a Workshop, Villa Rosa Kempinski, Chiromo Road, Nairobi, Kenya, January 13-14, 2015"--Page 75.
"Providing Sustainable Mental Health Care in Ghana: a Workshop, La-Palm Royal Beach Hotel, No. 1 Bypass, Accra, Ghana, April 28-29, 2015"--Page 88.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction and overview -- Kenya -- Ghana -- Case studies.
Summary "Mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders have a substantial impact on global health and well-being. Disorders such as depression, alcohol abuse, and schizophrenia constitute about 13 percent of the total burden of disease. Worldwide, MNS disorders are the leading cause of disability, and the 10th leading cause of death. Despite this high burden, there is a significant shortage of resources available to prevent, diagnose, and treat MNS disorders. Approximately four out of five people with serious MNS disorders living in low- and middle-income countries do not receive needed health services. This treatment gap is particularly high in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Challenges to MNS care in SSA countries include a lack of trained mental health professionals, few mental health facilities, and low prioritization for MNS disorders in budget allocations. African countries, on average, have one psychiatrist for every 2 million people, whereas European countries have one psychiatrist per 12,000 people. Expanding on previous efforts to address the development and improvement of sustainable mental health systems in SSA, the Institute of Medicine convened this 2015 workshop series, bringing together key stakeholders to examine country-specific opportunities to improve the health care infrastructure in order to better prevent, diagnose, and treat MNS disorders. Providing Sustainable Mental and Neurological Health Care in Ghana and Kenya summarizes the presentations and discussions from these workshops"--Publisher's description.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed May 10, 2016).
ISBN 9780309377652 (electronic bk.)
030937765X (electronic bk.)
9780309377645 (paperback)
0309377641 (paperback)
OCLC # 941210998
Additional Format Print version: Norris, Sheena Posey. Providing sustainable mental and neurological health care in ghana and kenya. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2015] 0309377641 (OCoLC)926822933

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