New Child Mental Health Program in COVID-19 Recovery Launched
The program is the result of an ongoing and collaborative partnership between WHO Europe and the Greek government across the health system, including in the areas of quality of care and patient safety.
“Mental health and well-being is a fundamental human right that should be included in our health system and key to recovery from the Covid-19 emergency. The pandemic has affected all of us. everyone in society, but the most vulnerable, including children and young people,” said WHO European Regional Head, Dr. Hans Kluge.
The program will “help mitigate and mitigate the long-term damage this pandemic has done to mental health.”
In 2015, he noted, there were more than 4,000 suicides by 10 to 19 year olds in the area.
According to Kluge, the new program will also assist millions of people affected by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
“It is clear that, whether due to an unprecedented pandemic or an abrupt humanitarian crisis, meeting the mental health needs of everyone – especially children and youth – should be at the heart of any functioning health system. .
The program will support the development of strategies and national frameworks and share lessons learned across the eurozone with concrete steps and solutions, he said.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said at the launch ceremony: “We have all been fighting for more than two years with an unknown enemy and we are not done yet. . Mitsotakis himself has just made a full recovery. after Covid-19.