This workshop was part of the technical cooperation efforts that PAHO is developing with the countries of the Region to strengthen the reform of psychiatric services in Latin America and the Caribbean, considering that deinstitutionalization is an essential element in these processes.
Place: Bogotá, Colombia
Dates: 8-9 October, 2019.
- To review the current situation of mental health services in Latin America and the Caribbean, with emphasis on care for people with severe, long-term mental disorders.
- To analyze the experiences and lessons learned in the deinstitutionalization processes of the Region.
- To identify the road map for promoting and developing deinstitutionalization processes in countries, including the role of international technical cooperation.
- Inputs for the preparation of a technical document on deinstitutionalization in Latin America and the Caribbean, which will serve as a tool for countries to promote processes of this type.
- Identified the most effective international technical cooperation mechanisms in deinstitutionalization processes.
Tuesday, 8 October
- Introduction to the workshop Programmatic framework and situation of mental health services in Latin America and the Caribbean - Dr. Claudina Cayetano
- Deinstitutionalization in the framework of the re-organization of mental health services in LA & C: Report summary of the two workshops developed - Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
- National Experience: Belize
- National Experience: Chile
- National Experience: Colombia
- National Experience: Dominican Republic
- National Experience: Guyana
- National Experience: Peru
- Presentation of the results of the first national census of persons admitted for mental health reasons in Argentina - Mr. Luciano Grasso
- Presentation of the report on the literature review and the results of the survey - Dr. Matías Irarrázaval
Wednesday, 9 October: