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The Ministers of Central America and the Dominican Republic discuss mental health

This content was published on Apr 27, 2022 – 20:43

Panama City, April 27 (EFE). This Wednesday, the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic (Comisca) held a meeting in Panama to discuss mental health policies and actions in order to create a “political document” improving your approach.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) of Panama, stated that the Comisca Forum will be held on Wednesday and Thursday in Panama, under the theme “Uniting Efforts for Mental Health”, in Panama, the temporary headquarters of the agency.

Experts will work on alcohol and other substance consumption, immigrant population mental health, suicidal risk behaviors, emergency psychosocial support, dementia and other related illnesses.

“We hope eventually to have a policy document that we can take to the health ministers’ meeting next June and put together a resolution that will, in a binding manner, allow action,” said Comisca’s executive secretary, Alejandra. During the opening act.

This document aims to work at the regional level with concrete actions to be able to attend and improve actions related to mental health.

Therefore, in these two days, a group of international experts will discuss “just in time” mental health policies at the regional level among all the countries that make up Comisca, in detail in the Panamanian Health Profile.

“This is one of the strategies that seeks to collect all the information and develop a roadmap so that mental health and condition policy can be developed in Central America,” said the National Head of Mental Health at the Ministry of Health in Panama, Juan. Herrera.

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At this event, specialists will discuss current and new regional challenges in mental health that have emerged as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, which has exacerbated mental health related illnesses. EFE

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