Bannu

mhGAP Training for primary care physicians, Bannu
In collaboration with International Medical Corps, Pakistan

Overview

This training package was conducted as part of the MHPSS (Mental health & Psychosocial) response in Bannu for the IDPs from North Waziristan. The curriculum is designed for 6 priority disorders including Stress related disorders, Depression, Psychosis, Children & Adolescents Disorders (with particular emphasis on Learning Disability), Epilepsy & Drug dependence. These disorders were identified as the most commonly presenting disorders to the specialist mental health camps held every month in Bannu to strengthen the existing mental health services.

The contents of the training were based on mhGAP training guidelines prepared by the World Health Organization. The objectives of this training are to enable primary care physicians (and other staff), to recognize and manage common mental disorders in the community and refer cases to specialist services when needed. The training manual is suitable for training primary care physicians in humanitarian crisis or otherwise, anywhere in the country.

Training manual
This training manual was prepared over a period of four months as part of the MHPSS (Mental health & Psychosocial) response in Bannu for the IDPs from North Waziristan. The curriculum is designed for six priority disorders including Stress related disorders, Depression, Psychosis, Children & Adolescent disorders(with particular emphasis on Learning Disability) , Epilepsy & Drug dependence. These disorders were identified as the most commonly presenting disorders to the specialist mental health camps held every month in Bannu to strengthen the existing mental health services. The contents are based on mhGAP training guidelines prepared by the World Health Organization. The objectives of this training are to enable primary care physicians (and other staff), to recognize and manage common mental disorders in the community and refer cases to specialist services when needed. It is suitable for training primary care physicians in humanitarian crisis or otherwise, anywhere in the country.
1st November 2014

Curriculum