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Strategic vision for mental health and substance misuse in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

  • Khalid Saeed (a1) and Richard Gater (a2)

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The Eastern Mediterranean Region of the World Health Organization has recently developed a comprehensive strategy and action plan to promote mental health and provide for the integrated prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of mental, neurological and substance use disorders. By strengthening national mental health policies, plans and legislation, scaling up integrated services, capacity-building, promoting human rights and prioritising vulnerable groups, the strategy aims to improve mental health and to help countries achieve their national development objectives.

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Strategic vision for mental health and substance misuse in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

  • Khalid Saeed (a1) and Richard Gater (a2)
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