Tuesday August 11 2015 Abuja
Today, as Co-Chair of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS’ Sub Committee of Mental Health (NACA), Gede delivered a report which highlighted the work of the Sub Committee in planning for the integration of mental health into HIV-AIDS care and support. The work of the Sub Committee has considered a number of issues including a key reflection on the practical ways in which mental health screening, treatment and/or referral can be integrated into the busy working lives of, for example, HIV-AIDs Adherence Counsellors. At the meeting today, the full Technical Working Group supported the Sub Committee’s work to date and agreed on a schedule which will see, in early September, the submission of formal integration plans to NACA. Watch this space for further developments.