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Mental health care accessible for the first time to thousands of people living in poor and rural areas in low- and middle-income countries
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:00

PRIME findings, presented to world financial leaders, show how to narrow the enormous treatment gap for mental health care in low- and middle-income countries 

Workshop in India a great success
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 12:00

Participants of the six-day Mental Health Management Program Workshop realized that the well-known adage “nothing succeeds like success” rings very true. Organised by the National Health Mission (NHM) and technically supported by Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME), the workshop took place at the district level in Madhya Pradesh. 

VIDEO: PRIME India's Dr Rahul Shidhaye Delivers Keynote Speech
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:00

Dr. Shidaye's presentation was titled "Improving Quality Within a Limited Budget: The experience of integrated mental and primary healthcare in India" and the  recently shared a video of his talk.

Community Engagement: PRIME Ethiopia share story of hope from a homeless patient
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:00

Early in November 2015, PRIME Ethiopia met with community members and the district administration in the Sodo district, where it is implementing the integration of mental health into primary health care. Known as the Community Advisory Board (CAB) meeting, these meeting take place every six months with the main objective of evaluating the performance of implementing the district mental health care plan since the previous CAB meeting, discussing the challenges encountered, and agreeing on the agenda for the following 6 months.

Research Update as PRIME enters 5th grant year
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 12:00

PRIME has made good progress in the first half of the 5th grant year. The country teams have continued to implement the PRIME Mental Healthcare Plans (MHCPs) in all five PRIME districts as well as conduct the evaluation of implementation using the four main study designs.

PRIME Nepal Commemorates World Mental Health Day
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 12:00

PRIME Nepal in collaboration with the District Public Health Office (DPHO) marked this year's World Mental Health Day on October 10 2015 by organizing a friendly football tournament.

A State of Mind: Decades of mismanagement have hobbled India's mental health programme
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:00

An event commemorating World Mental Health week opened at the WHO in Geneva this week. At a key session, the Disease Control Priorities project released its recommendations to governments to address the burden of mental disorders. This was timely for India, for few countries have witnessed so many high-profile debates related to mental health while ignoring the centrality of mental health in any of them.

Ethiopian PhD students visit PRIME at UCT
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 12:00

Tesera Bitew and Kebede Tirfessa, both PhD candidates at the Addis Ababa University (AAU) received scholarships from their institution to visit the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH) at the University of Cape Town to engage with supervisors and colleagues.

PRIME India commemorates World Mental Health Day
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 12:00

The Directorate of Health Services (Government of Madhya Pradesh) and the PRIME India team commemorated World Mental Health Day at the Hotel Palash, Bhopal.

New mental healthcare blueprint for African and Asian countries launched at WHO
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 12:00

The PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME) today publishes district mental healthcare plans from five low- and middle-income countries (Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa and Uganda) in a supplement to the British Journal of Psychiatry, which is currently being launched at the WHO mhGAP Forum meeting in Geneva just before World Mental Health Day on the 10 October.

PRIME Nepal Observes World Suicide Prevention Day in Chitwan
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 12:00

On 10 September, globally observed as World Suicide Prevention Day, the PRIME Nepal team set out on a rally in Chitwan. The team marched in support of this year’s theme: “Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives.”

Nepal Earthquakes 2015: A review of existing information with regards to mental health and psychosocial support
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 12:00

This report describes a desk review started after the April 25 and May 12 earthquakes in Nepal. The main aim was to summarize existing information with regard to mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in Nepal.