Guide for the rational prescription of medications for priority mental and neurological conditions for specialists in the public health system
The “Guide for the rational prescription of medications for priority mental and neurological conditions for specialists in the public health system” constitutes a reference document for evidence-based and culturally appropriate decision-making for pharmacological treatment of priority mental and neurological conditions. This guide is based on the “National List of Psychotropic and Neurological Medications for Humanitarian Response, v2.0” which was developed to harmonize the procurement and provision of medications amongst all actors. In addition, a separate list of medical tests needed to monitor the side effects of these medications (as per the guide) is available in English and French.
In line with the continuum of care, this guide advocates for the rational medication prescription based on the national list and highlights the importance of the psychosocial component in the treatment of mental and neurological conditions as part of the holistic person-centred care.
This guide was made possible through the fruitful collaboration between the MOPH and the World Health Organization. The process of development encompassed two rounds of technical review from experts at local and international levels.
The guide is available in English and French.