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On 28 June the WHO QualityRights Tool Kit will be launched in New York. CBM's Dr Julian Eaton will be one of the speakers present, promoting this project which supports countries to assess and improve quality of care and human rights conditions in mental health and social care facilities.
The WHO QualityRights Tool Kit supports countries to assess and improve quality of care and human rights conditions in mental health and social care facilities.
Its strength lies in its ability to facilitate improvements in the way people with psychosocial disabilities experience formal care, both on the ground as well as at policy level. It addresses care quality and human rights in inpatient, outpatient and community facilities by using a participatory approach involving people with mental health conditions, families and healthcare staff. It follows many of the articles in the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD), making it an ideal tool to strengthen the work already under way in many countries using CRPD as a reference point.
On 28 June 2012, CBM's Dr Julian Eaton will be speaking in New York, as celebrities and high level government representatives, UN officials and civil society actors gather together to lend their support to the WHO QualityRights Project, and discuss how to promote the use of the Tool Kit.
Dr Eaton (Mental Health Adviser, CBM West Africa Regional Office) will outline CBM’s experience on the ground & commitment to QualityRights.
The event, 'Launch of the WHO QualityRights Project & Tool Kit - Assessing and improving quality and human rights in mental health and social care facilities' has been organised by WHO with the financial support of CBM and Virgin Unite. It will take place in the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York, 28 June 2012.