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Strategy for mental health & substance abuse in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (2011)

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Mental health and its problems are a public health issue inextricably linked to quality of life, productivity and substance use disorders affect all social groups and ages, contributing to 14% and 12% of the burden of disease globally and regionally, respectively. Resolution
WHA55.10 called on Member States to provide support to WHO’s global action programme for mental health. The mhGAP programme calls for enhancement of political commitment and development of policy and legislative infrastructure. The Regional Committee in 2010 requested development of a comprehensive mental health strategy to guide the response of Member States, to promote mental health and to provide for integrated efforts for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of persons with mental, neurological and substance use disorders. The regional strategy and actions proposed provide a foundation for the development of national strategies and action plans.

A draft resolution is attached for consideration by the Regional Committee.