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International observatory on mental health systems: structure and operation

Harry Minas

International Journal of Mental Health Systems | BioMed Central | Published : 2009


INTRODUCTION: Sustained cooperative action is required to improve the mental health of populations, particularly in low and middle-income countries where meagre mental health investment and insufficient human and other resources result in poorly performing mental health systems. THE OBSERVATORY: The International Observatory on Mental Health Systems is a mental health systems research, education and development network that will contribute to the development of high quality mental health systems in low and middle-income countries. The work of the Observatory will be done by mental health systems research, education and development groups that are located in and managed by collaborating org..

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