Mental health training for health workers in Africa – a systematic review
Commitment to building mental health treatment capacity in Africa
is increasing but little agreement exists on strategies to train health workers on mental health or evaluation of training efforts.
The authors systematically reviewed published literature on interventions to train health-care workers in Africa on mental health.
Existing studies provide examples of many training and evaluation strategies, but evidence to draw conclusions about the efficacy of different training techniques is inadequate.
Key knowledge gaps include:
– development and testing of innovative educational strategies
– development of standardised, competency-based learning objectives and outcome measures
– and training that facilitates implementation of integrated mental health systems.
Read more on this systematic review and its outcomes at The Lancet Psychiatry
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