WHO Quality Rights initiative


On Friday, 8th December 2017 and in recognition of Human Rights Day, the World Health Organization showcased its QualityRights initiative at its Headquarters in Geneva.

New聽QualityRights film:聽see the聽impact QualityRights has had on people鈥檚 lives in Gujarat, India


15 QualityRights capacity building and guidance tools:聽a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to the materials so far. Final versions will be available mid-2018.

QualityRights Assessment Toolkit:聽聽a reminder that this tool is available to take you, step-by-step, through the process of assessing mental health services in your country

路 WHO Quality Rights launch event:

o 聽On Friday, 8th聽December 2017 and in recognition of Human Rights Day, the World Health Organization showcased its QualityRights initiative at its Headquarters in Geneva. The event brought together representatives from the WHO, governments, UN agencies, 聽civil society and academia to hear聽people鈥檚 personal experiences of mental health services and how respect for their human rights has been central to their recovery聽and how the WHO QualityRights initiative聽is transforming services and promoting rights on the ground.

o You can see a live recording of the QualityRights launch event on transforming services, promoting rights聽here,聽and the lunchtime seminar 鈥 WHO QualityRights: 鈥淲hat do innovative services in mental health look like?鈥 here.

In addition, a new聽Human Rights Council resolution on mental health and human rights聽(A/HRC/36/L.25),聽led by 聽Portugal and Brazil,聽was adopted on 27 September 2017, highlighting the actions required to address human rights in mental health, including through聽the QualityRights initiative. A high level consultation requested as part of the resolution will take place no later than the 71st聽World Health Assembly in 2018.

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