Bundled intervention integrating mental health services into rural primary care in Nepal: Implementation Research Study

Investigator: Bibhav Acharya, MD

Location(s): Nepal



Dr Acharya is the co-founder of Possible (www.possiblehealth.org), a non-profit company that has operates two rural healthcare delivery systems in Nepal in partnership with the Nepali Government. Possible employs over 200 staff members and sees over 500 patients a day in Achham and Dolakha. He conducts implementation science research in mental health services at Possible (http://hsdg.partners.org/team/). His research focuses on developing and implementing a bundled intervention to integrate mental health services into primary care at Possible’s sites in rural Nepal. This includes training and supervising primary care clinicians to screen, diagnose and treat mental illness in collaboration with counselors, and an off-site consultant psychiatrist. This study studies the impact of this bundled intervention of clinical outcomes of patients with depression, psychosis and PTSD.



Harvard-Dubai Center for Global Health Delivery

UCSF Department of Psychiatry