Epidemiological studies from Africa indicate that the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity is similar to that found in the western world.
The dearth of mental health personnel and facilities had resulted in an urgent need to decentralize and integrate mental health care with the general health services in African countries.
This is seen as a viable means of extending mental health care to all in the African continent.
The strategies for achieving this integration are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie mentale, Prévalence, Etude transculturelle, Soin santé primaire, Santé mentale, Stratégie, Epidémiologie, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental illness, Prevalence, Crosscultural study, Primary health care, Mental health, Strategy, Epidemiology, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0171371
Code Inist : 002B18G01. Création : 199406.