After the guidelines; the challenge of implementation

Melville, A., & Rakotomalala, S. (2008). After the guidelines; the challenge of implementation. Intervention, 6(3), 338-347.

One year after the official launch of the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, initiatives linked to their implementation have been undertaken in over 20 countries ranging from Iran and Nepal to Kenya and Peru. In this article we present an overview of the activities that are currently underway to implement the guidelines. This article provides an overview of different strategies that have been used and presents some of the strengths and challenges of these implementation strategies.

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