[New Series] Ask the Policy Expert: Dr Tedla Wolde-Giorgis, Ethiopia
Who: Dr Tedla Wolde-Giorgis, Mental Health Advisor to the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health
About the "Ask the Policy Expert" webinar series
WHO’s comprehensive mental health action plan 2013-2020 was adopted by the 66th World Health Assembly. The four major objectives of the action plan are to:
- strengthen effective leadership and governance for mental health.
- provide comprehensive, integrated and responsive mental health and social care services in community-based settings.
- implement strategies for promotion and prevention in mental health.
- strengthen information systems, evidence and research for mental health.
Each "Ask the expert" webinar in the series will focus on country level implementation of one of the mental health action plan objectives. Through this series, we aim to learn more about the approaches used by policy makers to implement mental health programs and how policy makers are aiming to achieve the action plan targets.
The second webinar focuses on the action plan's second objective to provide comprehensive, integrated and responsive mental health and social care services in community-based settings and the action plan global target 2.1: By 2020, Service coverage for severe mental disorders will have increased by 20%.