Title: Sustainable development for global mental health: a typology and systematic evidence mapping of external actors in low-income and middle-income countries


English Title: Sustainable development for global mental health: a typology and systematic evidence mapping of external actors in low-income and middle-income countries

by Valentina Iemmi

Summary

Introduction Mental disorders account for a substantial burden of disease and costs in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), but attract few resources. With LMIC governments often under economic pressure, an understanding of the external funding landscape is urgently needed.

Detailed description

Abstract Introduction Mental disorders account for a substantial burden of disease and costs in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), but attract few resources. With LMIC governments often under economic pressure, an understanding of the external funding landscape is urgently needed. This study develops a new typology of external actors in global health adapted for the sustainable development goals (SDGs) era and uses it to systematically map available evidence on external actors in global mental health. Methods The new typology was developed in line with conceptualisation in the literature and the SDGs to include 11 types of external actors for health in LMICs. Five databases (EconLit, Embase, Global Health, MEDLINE, PsycINFO) were searched for manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals in English, French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish between 1 January 2000 and 31 July 2018 and reporting information on external actors for mental disorders in LMICs. Records were screened by abstract, then full-text against inclusion criteria. Data were extracted and synthesised using narrative analysis. Results 79 studies were included in the final review. Five were quantitative studies analysing the resource flow of development assistance for mental health globally over the last two decades. The remainder were qualitative studies providing a description of external actors: the majority of them were published in the last decade, focused on Africa, and on public sector (bilateral and multilateral governmental organisations) and third sector organisations (non-governmental organisations). Evidence was particularly scarce for for-profit organisations and individual households.

More Information

Submitted By

Charlene Sunkel

Created At

2020-01-15 07:10:27

Revised At

2020-01-15 07:10:46

Conditions

Free - no cost involved

Main Focus

Research

Additional Resource Link
Click Here

Please sign in first to write comments and rate!

Ratings

Find Resources


Support This Site

Make a donation to the Movement for Global Mental Health and support the work of the Movement. Complete your details and follow the prompts to where you select “credit card” to finalize payment. *Make sure that you add in brackets the word “Summit” after your email address. E.g. name@gmail.com (MGMH)

Donate via GivenGain