Mental health service provision varies enormously across the world and faces major challenges, largely determined by the contexts in which it functions. A variety of services exist side by side in low‐income countries. They include services provided in the statutory and private (fee‐paying) sectors, therapies provided by physicians working within indigenous systems of medicine, healing provided at religious locations and services provided by non‐governmental organisations. This paper provides a brief survey of some recent literature on mental health in low‐income countries and goes on to describe a few examples of innovative projects in these countries. The paper concludes by outlining some of the challenges faced by these countries in providing services in the modern world.
Fernando, S. (2005), "Mental Health Services in Low‐Income Countries: Challenges and Innovations", International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 13-18. https://doi.org/10.1108/17479894200500003Download as .RIS
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