Mental health

Mental health systems in selected low- and middle-income countries

A WHO-AIMS cross-national analysis


Publication details

Number of pages: 108
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 1547741



This report presents data on mental health systems of 42 low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs) using the World Health Organization Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS).

The comprehensive and detailed information gathered through WHO-AIMS and summarized in this report attempts to provide a better understanding of mental health systems in these countries.

Information derived from this study is being used to develop plans for strengthening community care and scaling up care for people with mental disorders, hence contributing to the objectives of the Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) of the World Health Organization.