Strengthening information


To assist WHO in strengthening information system and knowledge in mental health, the WHO Collaborating Centre:

• coordinates the development of the classification of mental health and behavioural disorders, international classification of diseases (ICD-11) in French-speaking areas, in collaboration with Mental health and substance abuse department of WHO; WHOCC in Montreal, Geneva and Casablanca, and the American University of Beirut.

• carries out four missions: mobilizing mental health and primary care professionals for registration in the global clinical practice network; Coordinating the translation process of all ICD materials into French (diagnostic guidelines, vignettes and questions) for clinical studies; Implementing clinical field-studies in French speaking countries; Promoting the involvement of mental health services users and carers in the revision process (ICD-11).

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