Does anyone have any knowledge of mental health care provision in Angola, or is anyone aware of research that has been done?I do not work in mental health myself, but I do research on various aspects of Angolan society, current affairs and history. At the moment I am doing some research that requires information on mental health care.
On the basis of my personal knowledge of the country, and of conversations with people who have worked in the general health sector, my impression is that there is close to zero publically available mental health care. The data on the WHO Mental Health Atlas, though incomplete, largely confirms this impression.
If anyone has first-hand experience of mental health issues in Angola, or if you are aware of any research that might be relevant, please would you get in touch.
Nothing About Us, Without Us - Voices from the Global South
28th-29th November 2015
Movement For Global Mental Health is delighted to announce the fourth Global Mental Health Summit to be held at the TISS Campus in Mumbai, India on the 28th and 29th of November 2015. The focus of this year’s Global Health Summit, themed “Nothing About Us, Without Us”, will be driven mainly by persons living with mental health issues from different social, cultural and educational ecosystems. The aim is to bring to the forefront voices of individuals from marginalized backgrounds, those who are rarely represented in discussions related to the mental health agenda.
We invite contributions (for both the scientific and non-scientific sessions that include theatre, short films, music, dance and other art forms) that highlight the issues faced by people living with mental health issues. People interested in attending and presenting at the Summit should contact the secreatariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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