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Human resources for mental health in low and middle income countries: Evidence from Bangladesh

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posted on 16.12.2019, 00:00 by SMS Islam, R Tabassum, PC Colet, JP Cruz, S Dey, Lal Rawal, A Islam
Mental disorders are a major public health challenge globally, contributing to 40% of the global burden of disease. Nevertheless, it remains highly neglected by health planners and policy makers, particularly in low and middle income countries (LMIC). Bangladesh, one of the low-income countries, suffers from a severe shortage of appropriately trained and an adequate number of human resources to provide mental health care. The authors reviewed available evidence on the dynamics of mental health services in LMIC like Bangladesh, with a view to help develop appropriate policies on human resources. This chapter critically examines the current situation of human resources for mental health in Bangladesh, and explores ways to further strengthen human resources so as to enhance mental health services in the country.

History

Editor

Information Resources Management Association

Start Page

354

End Page

374

Number of Pages

21

ISBN-13

9781522531685

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of Publication

Hershey, PA

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

York University, Canada; Bellamarine University, USA; Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia; Macquarie University; International Center for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh

Era Eligible

No