Development of community psychiatry in Bosnia-Herzegovina with focus on support from Sweden

Med Arh. 2001;55(1):33-5.


The mental health reform basically means a movement of patients from the former institutions into the society. The driving forces have been human rights and economical reasons. In Bosnia-Hercegovina the war became a starting point for the mental health reform. With support from major international organisations such as WHO, The World Bank and Unicef and minor NGOs such as SweBiH, and HNI Bosnia-Hercegovina has done a remarkable progress in a few years time. SweBiH has co-operated with HNI and focused on training of personnel from different professions during four years and examples are given. The future support might be a Training Centre for Community Psychiatry in Sarajevo. SweBiH plans to continue with support of sustainable research activities.

MeSH terms

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Community Mental Health Services
  • Health Care Reform
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Mental Disorders / therapy*
  • Mental Health Services*
  • Sweden