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EM/RC57/R.3: Maternal, child and adolescent mental health: challenges and strategic directions 2010–2015

WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean UN and WHO Resolutions and Declarations Resolutions and Declarations on Child & Youth, Resolutions and Declarations on Mental Health 1 October 2010 Resolution child and adolescent mental health

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EM/RC57/R.3: Maternal, child and adolescent mental health: challenges and strategic directions 2010–2015

URGES Member States to:

1.1 Review and update, or develop as necessary, national mental health policies,
legislation, strategies, and plans to ensure that the provisions of the regional strategic
directions on maternal, child and adolescent mental health are reflected, and mobilize
the necessary resources;

1.2 Set up a multidisciplinary national body in the Ministry of Health or other relevant
ministry to coordinate, plan and monitor implementation of the provisions of national
policies, strategies and plans on maternal, child and adolescent mental health as part
of the national mental health body;

1.3 Integrate delivery of mental health services, especially for mothers, children and
adolescents, within the existing health care system at all levels by building the
capacities of relevant cadres of health professionals through pre-service and inservice
training;

1.4 Enhance mental health literacy through intersectoral collaboration in order to
minimize stigma and discrimination faced by persons suffering from mental
disorders;

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