July 4, 2022

Mental health in Latin America and the Caribbean

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By Rodriguez JJ. From NCBI

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1Senior Advisor on Mental Health. Pan American Health Organization/Regional Office of the World Health Organization, Washington, DC, USA, email [email protected]


Mental illnesses are a growing health problem and reducing the treatment gap in Latin America and the Caribbean is a great challenge.

Evaluations conducted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) have shown that the responsiveness of health services is still limited.

Nonetheless, from an evaluation of how mental health reform has progressed in the region following the historical benchmark of the Caracas Declaration (1990), it is clear that – despite the limitations, shortcomings and challenges – significant progress has been made in most countries.

This paper briefly reviews this progress.

To view paper go to: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31507748

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