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Leadership in Mental Health Course

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Image shows full title and dates of course. 28 October 2015 -- The WHO Regional Office, the American University in Cairo and the Christian Blind Mission delivered the first-ever regional leadership course to scale up action on mental health services. WHO and partners trained professionals who are committed to developing services for individuals with mental and psychological disorders, and promoting their human rights, particularly in settings where mental health resources are scarce.

Data show that about 13% of the burden of disease is caused by mental and neurological disorders. Yet, about 85% of people with serious mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries do not receive the care they need; which causes a huge economic and social burden on communities and countries, as well as families.

During the 10-day course, all participants received up-to-date, evidence-based information, as well as practical advocacy skills to help translate this information into actionable results. Priority areas covered included: improving public health and planning skills; strengthening mental health programmes at national level; enhancing research in low- and middle-income countries; and building a cohort of experts over time to collaborate with one another on mental health issues and services.

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Dans la Région de la Méditerranée orientale :

les troubles mentaux et neurologiques sont responsables de 12 % de l'ensemble des années de vie corrigées de l'incapacité perdues du fait de la maladie ou du traumatisme

les troubles de la santé mentale sont à l'origine de 27 % des années vécues avec une incapacité

les toxicomanies représentent une perte de 4 années de vie corrigées de l'incapacité (pour 1 000 personnes)

les toxicomanies causent 9 décès sur 100 000 personnes

la consommation totale d'alcool par adulte (dès 15 ans) et par an est faible (0,65 litre alors que la moyenne mondiale est de 6,13 litres)