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Research team



Co - Researcher

Teera Sirisamutr, B.Sc. (Public health), M.Sc.(Public health)

Suradech Doungthipsirikul

Project Details

Project duration

Start: 9 November 2016
End: 9 November 2020


Project Status

Completed - 100%

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Publish date31 May 2012 16:35

Project Summary

The mental health disorders concluded mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders, which are highly prevalent and burdensome worldwide. The resources that have been provided to tackle the huge burden of MNS disorders are insufficient, inequitably distributed, and inefficiently used, which leads to a treatment gap of more than 75% in many of low and lower middle income countries. According to results from the Department of Mental health (DMH) and Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), approximated 10 million people need to be care; however, only 80,000 people can access to health services. In other words, only 8% of those people can receive treatment. In order to reduce the gap and to enhance the capacity of country to respond to this issue, we adopted the Mental Health Gap Action Program (mhGAP) from World Health Organization (WHO). The objectives of our project are to reinforce the commitment of all stakeholders to increase the allocation of financial and human resources for care of MNS disorders and to achieve higher coverage with key interventions