PRIME Review Workshop
A review workshop of PRIME project was held with the entire project team on 28 & 29 March in Chitwan, the project implementing site. The workshop commenced with sharing of findings from the evaluation studies conducted in the Implementation Phase. The results show that the community psychosocial counseling was more effective for depression than alcohol use disorder (AUD) while the Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) was effective in improving socio-economic and health outcomes of the service users of all four disorders -depression, AUD, psychosis and epilepsy. Further, the team reviewed Theory of Change (ToC) and the MHCP that was developed in the first two years of the project. The team brainstormed what worked and what did not work in each component of ToC and MHCP at the community, health facility and health organization (system) level. Based on the discussion and recommendations, the ToC and MHCP were revised.
Initially started with two health facilities, PRIME is currently running in 46 health facilities covering the entire Chitwan district. To read more about PRIME, visit www.prime.uct.ac.za .