Author Archives: Aifo Mental Health

About Aifo Mental Health

On December 1st 2011, AIFO started the implementation of a multicountry project on mental health, human rights and community based rehabilitation (CBR) co-funded by the European Union and implemented in 5 countries (Egypt, Indonesia, Liberia, Mongolia, Brazil). More information about the project can be found in the "About the Project" page. This blog has been opened as part of this project to provide a space for discussion on mental health, development, human rights and community based approaches; share resources; and disseminate information regarding the project implementation.

November 2014, the final Meeting of the project “Multi-country small pilot initiatives of community mental health in low and middle income countries”

At the end of the project, from November 18th to November 20th, a 3 days International Meeting was held in Trieste (Italy), hosted by the Permanent Conference for Mental Health in the World. This workshop provided an opportunity for dialogue … Continue reading

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Mental Health; Promoting Rights, Fighting Stigma- Clara Di Dio/EU Multi Country Mental Health Project Manager

AIFO started the implementation on community mental health over two years ago, through the contribution of the European Union and the technical sup-port of a high number of partners ranging from the World Health Organization to Disabled People International. The … Continue reading

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Leave no one behind – References to Disability in the post-2015 Development Agenda Report

  The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda has been issued on May 30th  2013,  with the title“A NEW GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP: ERADICATE POVERTY AND TRANSFORM ECONOMIES THROUGH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”.     The Report … Continue reading

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Addressing the Issue of Fractional Justice for Prisoners and Pre-trial Detainees: A Collaboration between Mental Health Care, Community Based Rehabilitation and Probation Services

A coordinated system of care and referral pathway: The Ministry of Justice with support from the Carter Center Mental Health Program, GIZ and AIFO conducted a one-day intensive working session for Probation Officers, Mental Health Clinicians and Community Based Rehabilitation … Continue reading

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“Is it possible that the psychiatric profession has a strong desire to label things that are essential human behaviour as a disorder?”

Have a look at this article on The Guardian about the DSM (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American). DSM basically provides a list of mental health disorders and has a major impact on the … Continue reading

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mental healthcare in Liberia, a long way forward Article published on The Guardian where Dakemue Kollie, one of the Liberian mental health clinicians trained by  The Carter Center in Liberia describes his work in mental health in Liberia and the … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch Ghana – Abuses of People with mental disabilities

Human Rights Watch Documentary about abuses in psychiatric institutions, spiritual healing centers and community in Ghana

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