WHO mental health - quality rights materials and portal

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that we have launched key WHO materials, tools and a country implementation portal as part of the WHO QualityRights programme.

These aim to transform mental health and social care systems and services towards a person-centered, recovery-oriented and human rights-based approach in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – this is the vision called for by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization – in the Foreword to the QualityRights materials.

Please see the following links:
QualityRights materials and tools
WHO’s Feature story on WHO QualityRights

We would be grateful if you can join our efforts to disseminate all the QualityRights materials, tools, portal and social media posts (which will be visible at the following links https://twitter.com/WHO; https://www.instagram.com/who/?hl=en) as widely as possible through your networks including government stakeholders and non-state actors with whom you have contact in your country.

We are also happy to announce that we have moved on to a new phase of largescale, country-wide implementation of WHO QualityRights. This has been made possible through the leadership of Ministries of Health in collaboration with people with lived experience, professional groups, practitioners, NGOs, Organizations of Persons with Disabilities, and the support of WHO regional and country offices.

During 2019, high-level launches will have taken place in Ghana, Philippines, Kenya, Turkey, Estonia and Czechia. QualityRights activities are also continuing in Lebanon, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia and Lithuania, with more launches scheduled for next year. More information about implementation can be found on the QualityRights country implementation portal https://qualityrights.org/.

Best wishes,
Dr Michelle Funk
Coordinator, Mental Health Policy and Service Development (MHP)
Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse,
World Health Organization