Nicaragua

Nicaragua

The presence of GRT in Nicaragua has focused on projects related to child protection and mental health. 

We were present in Nicaragua from 1982 to 1995, contributing to the restructuring of the country’s psychiatric services, through the downsizing of the psychiatric hospital and the creation of territorial services integrated with basic health services.

Especially, GRT staff provided specific training to hospital staff to make them understand the importance of caring for the mental health of patients and not marginalising and discriminating against them.

The founding principles of GRT intervention in Nicaragua are written in the book: Cooperation in Nicaragua: Mental Health, Theory and Practice of Transcultural Psychiatry (Cooperazione in Nicaragua: la salute mentale, Teoria e pratica di psichiatria transculturale), edited by Rosalba Terranova Cecchini and Loris Panzeri.