The Mental Health Technical Committee holds the first day of the review of the National Mental Health Plan of Honduras – PAHO/WHO
Tegucigalpa, March 25, 2022 (PAHO/WHO) Under the project “Responding to Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPS) Needs During COVID-19 in Indigenous and Afro-descendent Communities in the Americas”, implemented by PAHO US/WHO and Department of Health, Health sector human resources technical strengthening to address mental health needs, reducing key information and social communication gaps for COVID-19 prevention in Indigenous communities; In addition to strengthening the leadership role of the Ministry of Health, with the support of the Mental Health Technical Committee for appropriate cross-sectoral and inter-institutional care.
The conference was convened to review the plan jointly with the Council on Mental Health and thus “obtain an updated document operationalizing the mental health policy, which, although approved and socialized in 2004, needed a plan that included specific strategies for providing health services,” Lesda said. Psychological, health promotion, community-based rehabilitation and exercise the lead role of the Ministry of Health in addressing this important issue Carolina Padilla, Integrated Health Network Technician, Mental Health Coordination Center at the Ministry of Health.
The conference was attended by key players of the first and second levels of health, the academy represented by the Autonomous University of Honduras, the Honduran Red Cross, the Association of Honduran Psychologists and Santa Rosita Hospital, with technical and financial cooperation by the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) .