Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of guided e-mental health care for Syrian refugees in urban Lebanon
Grant awarded: £499, 294
Lead organisation: World Health Organisation
Partnering organisations: IMC, USA; VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands; UNHCR, Switzerland; AFMM & St Joseph University, Lebanon; American University of Beirut, Lebanon; University of Zurich, Switzerland
Project length: 2017 - 2019
Study locations: Jordan
Principal Investigator: Mark van Ommeren
The project seeks to address the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) guided self-help intervention delivered with the help of information technology (IT) in humanitarian settings. The research would provide a proof of concept for the use of an e-mental health intervention in humanitarian settings where (a) a meaningful proportion of the population has access to smartphones or other internet devices or (b) health and other facilities can provide access to devices and the internet. The research will be conducted within urban and peri-urban areas in Lebanon with high numbers of Syrian refugees.
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