Improving access to suicide prevention services through the National Suicide Prevention Framework implementation: The community level evidence-based recommendations

Authors

  • J C Y Nyasulu Division of Health Systems and Public Health, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa, and Health Systems Strengthening, AFRIQUIP, Johannesburg, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1158-6302
  • D A Siddiqi Maternal and Child Health, IRD Global, The Great Room, Singapore
  • S Seedat Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
  • J Bantjies Mental health, Alcohol, Substance use, and Tobacco (MAST) Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
  • M Udedi Division of NCDs and Mental Health, Department of Curative and Medical Rehabilitation Services, Ministry of Health, Malawi
  • S Gondwe Saint John of God Hospitaller Services, Mzuzu, Malawi
  • S Kambale Saint John of God Hospitaller Services, Mzuzu, Malawi
  • M Mkandawire Youth Network and Counselling (YONECO), Zomba, Malawi
  • N Silungwe Youth Network and Counselling (YONECO), Zomba, Malawi
  • L A Hendricks Division of Health Systems and Public Health, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
  • I Maposa Division Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
  • J Vumu Livingstonia Synode Aids Projecy, Ekwendeni, Malawi
  • D Skinner Division of Health Systems and Public Health, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.2024.v114i5.2000

Keywords:

Suicide prevention framework, Access to mental health services, Community based health structures, community based interventions

Abstract

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Author Biography

  • J C Y Nyasulu, Division of Health Systems and Public Health, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa, and Health Systems Strengthening, AFRIQUIP, Johannesburg, South Africa

    Dr Juliet Nyasulu is a Health system-strengthening technical expert with over 25 years’ experience working the African health systems including in South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, and sub-Saharan Africa. She has a PHD in Public health with focus on health systems strengthening through quality assurance. Her research passion is around access to basic and essential health services and at present she is a principal investigator on three research projects around HIV access during 95-95-95 strategy implementation, Maintaining Maternal and Child Health essential services during the COVID-19 Pandemic and trends in immunization coverage with support from Medical research Council (MRC) and National Research Fund (NRF) funding institutions. Currently Dr Nyasulu is with Division of Health Systems and Public Health, Department of Global Health, Stellenbosch University, and she serves as a National Certification Committee (NCC) Chair for South Africa overseeing the polio eradication initiatives for the country. She also collaborates with Malawi based institutions and organisations to strengthen implementation of Pubic health programs with focus on youths and women.

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Nyasulu JCY, Siddiqi DA, Seedat S, Bantjies J, Udedi M, Gondwe S, et al. Improving access to suicide prevention services through the National Suicide Prevention Framework implementation: The community level evidence-based recommendations. S Afr Med J [Internet]. 2024 May 9 [cited 2024 May 19];114(5):e2000. Available from: https://samajournals.co.za/index.php/samj/article/view/2000

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