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"PRIME (Programme for Improving Mental Health Care)" in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh
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Subject Area="Human Resources Development for Mental Health. " Objective="Implementation and Scaling up of Mental Health Programmes as a priority in primary health care."
Details for Reform Option ""PRIME (Programme for Improving Mental Health Care)" in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh"
Summary

The PRIME (Programme for Improving Mental Health Care) is a consortium of research institutions and Ministries of Health in five countries in Asia and Africa (Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa & Uganda), with partners in the UK and the World Health Organization (WHO). PRIME is funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID), and is a six year programme which was launched in May 2011. Project focuses on three mental disorders (Alcohol use disorder, Depression and Psychosis) which contribute to the greatest overall burden of disease. PRIME aims to improve the coverage of treatment for priority mental disorders by implementing and evaluating the WHOs mental health Gap Action plan (mhGAP) guidelines. In INDIA PRIME is implemented by SANGATH and PHFI at Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh in collaboration with Department of Health services, Department of Medical education, State mental Health Authority. PRIME has three Phases for implementation. Phase one was Inception phase; in which a draft Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) was developed after having in-depth discussion with stakeholders. In second phase MHCP is piloted and now being implemented to evaluate its feasibility, acceptability in the contexts of routine primary health care. Third phase will be to support Government in scaling up to cover at the level of District/ administrative health units (AHUs).

Cost
Place Sehore District in Madhya Pradesh. Implementation site:- -Bilkisganj -Shyamur -Doraha
Time Frame 2011 to 2017
Advantages

PRIME has three Phases: 1.Advantage of Phase one provided draft Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) was developed after having in-depth discussion with stakeholders. 2.In second phase MHCP is piloted and now being implemented to evaluate its feasibility, acceptability in the contexts of routine primary health care. 3.Third phase will be to support Government in scaling up to cover at the level of District/ administrative health units (AHUs).

Challanges

Not as such

Prerequisites

Government support, support of DMHP, Regular funding support.

Who needs to be consulted

Risks

Sustainability

PRIME Post up scaling phase need support from Government to upscale to other districts and may need funding support to sustain itself.

Chances of Replication

Its simple and cost effective interventions and components have more possibility of replicability.

Comments

Nil

Contact

Dr.Sanjay Shrivastava 9893030901 http://www.prime.uct.ac.za

Submitted By

Dr. Sanjay Shrivastava Clinical Director PRIME, INDIA

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