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NEWS RELEASE: STATEMENT IN SOLIDARITY WITH ZAMBIAN ACTIVISTS CALLING FOR AMENDMENT OF THE MENTAL HEALTH BILL

8 March 2019 Mental health law reform in Zambia is desperately overdue. The outdated Mental Disorders Act perpetuates discrimination, human rights violations, and abuses against persons with mental disabilities. It denies mental health care users the rights to live with dignity, make decisions about their care, and access community-based services.…
Annabel Raw
8 Mar 2019