Health in All Policies (HiAP) is an approach to policies that systematically takes into account the health and health-system implications of decisions, seeks synergies, and avoids harmful health impacts to improve population health and health equity. It is founded on health-related rights and obligations and has great potential to improve population health and equity.
However, incorporating health into policies across sectors is often challenging and even when decisions are made, implementation may only be partial or unsustainable.
Adolescent Mental Health: Mapping actions of nongovernmental organizations and other international development organizations
Adolescents are generally perceived as a healthy age group, and yet 20% of them, in any given year, experience a mental health problem, most commonly depression or anxiety. In many settings, suicide is among the leading causes of death among young people
Mental well-being is fundamental to good quality of life. Happy and confident adolescents are most likely to grow into happy and confident adults, who in turn contribute to the health and well-being of nations (2). Emotional health and well-being among young people have implications for self-esteem, behaviour, attendance at school, educational achievement, social cohesion and future health and life chances
The WHO Mental Health Atlas 2011 represents the latest estimate of global mental health resources available to prevent and treat mental disorders and help protect the human rights of people living with these conditions.
It presents data from 184 WHO Member States, covering 98% of the world’s population. Facts and figures presented in Atlas indicate that resources for mental health remain inadequate.
The distribution of resources across regions and income groups is substantially uneven and in many countries resources are extremely scarce. Results from Atlas reinforce the urgent need to scale up resources and care for mental health within countries.
Policy brief 12: Better information for better mental health: Developing Mental Health Information Systems in Africa
1. improving policies, plans and legislation for mental health
2. mental health information systems (MHIS) and
A collaborative project between the National Department of Health and the Initiative for Sub-district Support, as part Health Systems Trust
The main objective in undertaking this research study is to develop an instrument that will measure the satisfaction levels of clients utilising hospitals in South Africa. The client satisfaction tool (CS Tool) included in this guide drew on the experience of measuring client satisfaction at two district hospitals, East Griqualand and Usher Memorial Hospital in Kokstad and Gordonia Hospital in Upington. Experience was also drawn from a number of international studies, particularly from Ghana, the United States of America and the United Kingdom.