Mental health and psychosocial interventions and their role in poverty alleviation. Proceedings of a conference

Baingana, F., & Ventevogel, P. (2008). Mental health and psychosocial interventions and their role in poverty alleviation. Proceedings of a conference. Intervention, 6(2), 167-173.

The Great Lakes Regional Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Interventions was convened in Burundi on the 24th and 25th of January, 2008 by the Ministry of Public Health in Burundi and HealthNet TPO Burundi.This was a follow up to a conference held on ‘Integration of Mental Health into Primary Health Care’ that took place in 2006. The overall objective of the conference was to promote regional sharing of experiences by various stakeholders, including: governments, nongovernmental organizations, UN agencies, and others active in the field of mental health. Representatives were invited from Uganda, Southern Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.The conference also included excellent representations from the Burundian Ministry of Public Health and Prevention of HIVAIDS.

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