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Ecuador earthquake (April 2016) : Desk Review of Existing Information with Relevance for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

The desk review includes useful background information on Ecuador and the effects of the earthquake, information on how mental health and psychosocial support is understood and perceived by different population groups within the country (before and after the earthquake), known prevalence rates for certain MH disorders, ideas for MHPSS programming related to the earthquake and importantly also programming ideas for the Zika virus outbreak response too.

Terremoto de Ecuador 2016: Revisión de información relevante para la Salud Mental y el Apoyo Psicosocial

​Esta revisión bibliográfica incluye información útil de antecedentes sobre el Ecuador y los efectos del terremoto del 2016, así como información sobre cómo la salud mental y apoyo psicosocial son comprendidos y percibidos por los diferentes grupos de población dentro del país ( antes y después del terremoto ). También se incluyen tasas de prevalencia del país para ciertos trastornos de salud mental , ideas para apoyo psicosocial y de salud mental a los programas que están apoyando con el terremoto.

Suggested citation / Cita sugerida: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference Group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (2016). Ecuador Earthquake 16 April 2016: Desk Review of Existing Information with Relevance to Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS); Miami, Florida, USA; London, England, UK; Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 

Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
All disorders
Humanitarian and conflict health
Communicable diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB)
South America
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