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Authors: MA Hong, LIU Jin, YU Xin, National Center for Mental Health, China-CDC (Peking University Institute of Mental Health) et al
After SARS, the Chinese government rebuilt the public health system. In 2004, China- Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and Peking University visited community mental health services in Melbourne, and decided to use the Victorian Model for reference. In September 2004, after competing with over fifty proposals, the Mental Health Service Model Reform Program was the only non-communicable disease program included in the national public health program.
Author: M.L.Somchai Chakrabhand, M.D., Director General, Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
On 26 December 2004, the Tsunami severely affected the south-western area of Thailand: 5,395 individuals died, 2,991 were unaccounted for, and 8,457 were injured. People living in the disaster area were psychologically affected to varying degrees. A crisis mental health intervention plan was established by the Department of Mental Health (DMH).
Author: Dato' Dr Suarn Singh a/l Jasmit Singh, Chief Psychiatrist, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta (an institutional setting) in Perak, Malaysia demonstrates how a large psychiatric hospital can reorganize its services to incorporate comprehensive community outreach services for a large population.