Support DGoH-Duhok in providing quality mental health services

Info

Country:
Iraq
Location:
Duhok Governatorate
Cooperation years:
2019-2020
Host country's participants:
the General Directorate of Health of Duhok

Project Aim

 Strengthen the capacity of DGoH in Duhok to provide access to quality mental health support services:

  • Improve clinical/management skills of mental health staff
  • Strengthen integration of mental health services to improve prevention and early diagnosis, make follow-up of patients more accessible
  • Improve and equip services available at Azadi Hospital and Mental Health Centre according to international standards.

 

Background of the Project


The project was designed and developed according to WHO's strategy to respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis, supporting Duhok's Directorate-General of Health in strengthening its capacity to provide quality mental health and psychosocial support to IDPs, Syrian refugees and the host community. Funded by the World Health Organisation.

Objectives achieved

Technical capacity of Duhok DGoH staff to monitor, promote and coordinate mental health services was enhanced, in particular through the set up of a new dedicated department, with trained staff.  SOPs/guidelines related to mental health services and refertral paths have been drafted and approved. Renovation works were also carried out  to set up a mental health emergency service both at Domiz 2 and Bardarash camps.

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