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Mental Health Policy

Ministry of Health, Zambia Country Resources Mental Health Policies Zambia 29 January 2004 Policy document human rights, prevention

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The National Mental Health Policy outlined here is a committal statement by the Zambian Government to set clear directions for the development of mental health services countrywide. This is in line with the Government’s vision of providing equity of access to cost effective quality health care as close to the family as possible. It establishes a framework for the protection of rights and civil liberties of the afflicted individuals, considering that people with mental health problems are particularly vulnerable to the infringement of their civil and human rights

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