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Strengthening mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries: the Emerald programme

Semrau, Maya, Evans-Lacko, Sara, Alem, Atalay, Ayuso-Mateos, Jose Luis, Chisholm, Dan, Gureje, Oye, Hanlon, Charlotte, Jordans, Mark, Kigozi, Fred, Lempp, Heidi, Lund, Crick, Petersen, Inge, Shidhaye, Rahul and Thornicroft, Graham (2015) Strengthening mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries: the Emerald programme. BMC Medicine, 13. p. 79. ISSN 1741-7015

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Identification Number: 10.1186/s12916-015-0309-4

Abstract

There is a large treatment gap for mental health care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with the majority of people with mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders receiving no or inadequate care. Health system factors are known to play a crucial role in determining the coverage and effectiveness of health service interventions, but the study of mental health systems in LMICs has been neglected. The ‘Emerging mental health systems in LMICs’ (Emerald) programme aims to improve outcomes of people with MNS disorders in six LMICs (Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda) by generating evidence and capacity to enhance health system performance in delivering mental health care. A mixed-methods approach is being applied to generate evidence on: adequate, fair, and sustainable resourcing for mental health (health system inputs); integrated provision of mental health services (health system processes); and improved coverage and goal attainment in mental health (health system outputs). Emerald has a strong focus on capacity-building of researchers, policymakers, and planners, and on increasing service user and caregiver involvement to support mental health systems strengthening. Emerald also addresses stigma and discrimination as one of the key barriers for access to and successful delivery of mental health services.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/216/
Additional Information: © 2015 Semrau et al.; licensee BioMed Central. © CC BY 4.0
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 09:41
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 11:23
Projects: Emerald Programme
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62960

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