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Strategies and plans of action: Brasilia Consensus

Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization and Ministry of Health of Brazil WHO Resources WHO Regional Strategies and Action Plans 15 October 2013 Policy document

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The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Ministry of Health of Brazil convened the “1st Regional Meeting of Users of Mental Health Services and their
Families”, on October 15-17, 2013, with the objectives of:

(i) promoting the sharing of personal and institutional experiences on the autonomy and empowerment of users of mental health services and their families in the Region of the Americas, so as to promote their social organization and involvement in decisions related to mental health policies;

(ii) promoting
discussion and reflection on mental health public policies in the region, particularly those being developed in Brazil; and

(iii) empowering family members and users to assess the quality of mental health services and their respect for human rights.


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