mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG): Clinical management of mental, neurological and substance use conditions in humanitarian emergencies

This guide is an adaptation of the WHO mhGAP Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) for Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders in Non-specialized Health Settings for use in humanitarian emergencies. Accordingly, it is called the mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG). The mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) is a WHO programme that seeks to address the lack of care for people suffering from mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) conditions. As part of this programme, the mhGAP Intervention Guide (mhGAPIG) was issued in 2010. mhGAP-IG is a clinical guide on mental, neurological and substance use disorders for general health-care providers who work in nonspecialized health-care settings, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. 

The mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide contains first-line management recommendations for MNS conditions for non-specialist health-care providers in humanitarian emergencies where access to specialists and treatment options is limited. This guide extracts essential information from the full mhGAP-IG and includes additional elements specific to humanitarian emergency contexts.  

Published 2019-01-04