WHO QualityRights Project – addressing a hidden emergency
The QualityRights Tool Kit
The WHO has launched the Quality Rights Tool Kit, which supports countries to assess and improve quality of care and human rights conditions in mental health and social care facilities.
The strength of the Quality Rights Tool kit lies in its ability to facilitate on the ground (facility-level) improvements as well as at policy level. It addresses care quality and human rights in inpatient, outpatient and community facilities by using a participatory approach involving people with mental health conditions, families and healthcare staff.
What are the objectives?
What are the long term benefits of the project?
The project will put an end to violations being carried out in the full range of mental health and social care facilities and improve the quality of support and care being provided. Not only does this project provide training and develop skills for health care workers and people with mental disabilities to improve services, but it works to reform policy and law and build a lasting legacy of respect for human rights.
Importantly, the project is a building block for a grassroots civil society movement of people with mental disabilities. Through the establishment of civil society organizations, people with mental disabilities can take concerted action against human rights violations. They can participate more fully in community life, gain access to education and employment opportunities, actively contribute to decision-making processes on issues affecting them, and work towards the provision of quality mental health services in the communities where they live.