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Integration of Mental Health Into Primary & Secondary Healthcare

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Integration of Mental Health Into Primary & Secondary Healthcare

Non-Communicable disease (NCDs) including (Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic Respiratory Diseases and Cancers) are disproportionally affecting all age groups in all socio-economic strata. To combat the rising burden of the disease and its associated morbidity, Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, Punjab (P&SHD) established “Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Disease Program (P&C of NCDs)”, which is playing its key role for early detection of prioritized NCDs and prevention through health advocacy. The scope of the program has been scaled-up by P&D Department, Govt of the Punjab by including service delivery against prioritized Mental Health Disorders.

Non-Communicable disease (NCDs) including (Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic Respiratory Diseases and Cancers) are disproportionally affecting all age groups in all socio-economic strata. To combat the rising burden of the disease and its associated morbidity, Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, Punjab (P&SHD) established “Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Disease Program (P&C of NCDs)”, which is playing its key role for early detection of prioritized NCDs and prevention through health advocacy. The scope of the program has been scaled-up by P&D Department, Govt of the Punjab by including service delivery against prioritized Mental Health Disorders (Generalized Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Postpartum Depression and Postmenopausal Depression) under the light of Sustainable Development Goals.

To Accomplish this objective, the Program collaborated with Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS) who developed Technical Guidelines and support-material for prioritized mental health disorders (NCDs Program. Along with this, the organization is also providing support for Training sessions for district staff through its Resource Person. The P&C of NCDs Program is very thankful for all kind support provided by the organization.

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