For a saner world

Published: Monday 30 September 1996

realising the need to redress the growing burden of neuro-psychiatric and behavioural disorders, the World Health Organization ( who ) has launched a worldwide inter-agency programme called the 'Nations for Mental Health'. The programme will focus on educating governments and the masses about the magnitude of neuro-psychiatric and substance abuse problems in order to mitigate the discrimination against people suffering from such disorders.

The who director-general Hiroshi Nakajima announced the programme at the 10th World Psychiatric Congress which was held recently at Madrid, Spain. As part of the initiative, steps would be taken to evolve collaborative strategies among governments, international organisations and non - governmental organisations in the field of mental health promotion and mental disorders prevention and control.

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