It is the empowered medical training to receive and treat patients suffering of pathologies that are consistent with the human nervous system. Health has no price, told! But, in light of the difficult economic situation prevailing in the country, many people do not all have access appropriate health care.
Despite all these difficulties, there is the obligation to be violence in seeking proper care.
Learn more in this area, we approached the specialist Dr. Muteba in the matters in which we asked a series of questions. Below, the bulk of our interview.
The future: what are the prerogatives that assigns herself the CNPP in the context of its mission?
Dr. Muteba: The CNPP is a clinic which belongs to the University of Kinshasa. She assigns herself t Kings missions: education, research and care specialized in Psychiatry, Neurology and social unrest.
Can – you tell us briefly about the history of the CNPP?
It was created in 1972 by Marshal President Mobutu Sdese Seko in special conditions, i.e. at the time where the mentally ill were interned behind Mont Ngaliema hospital on the shore, which was reserved for lepers (Lazarus), located within the mentally ill and people with tuberculosis short… all those who were rejected from society.
The mentally ill were the boucan to such an extent that they disturbed the peace and the tranquillity of the head of State Mobutu. It was then that the latter resolved to relocate the hospital. Two years were enough to build the new site which will be reserved for them at the University of Kinshasa by the Professor Guy’s head who was neurologist at the Cliniques universitaires de Kinshasa.
In 1973, the hospital will be operational to accommodate patients. It should be noted that the initial capacity of the Centre is 450 beds, with all the facilities for advanced examinations such as: the engeographie, the pneumo-encephalography, the electro-myelographie and ENMG (review of the nervous system).
It was the first centre developed in sub-Saharan Africa and the only centre in black Africa. The CNPP has the capacity to train him alone all the specialists in Neuropsychiatry on-site at the country. It is also a multidisciplinary centre (it forms medical specialists, general practitioners, specialist nurses in neuro-Psychiatry, psychologists and sociologists).
On how many axes based mental health in terms of its strategic policy program?
There are several axes that are spread over the promotion of the body, prevention, curative care, psycho-social rehabilitation and assistance. In terms of training, capacity of the staff of the health in General: the development of the training modules, proper training, monitoring and evaluation and supervision.
That includes the national mental health programme ‘PNSM ‘?
The PNSM is a specialized program of the public health in DR-Congo, a technical body that advises the Minister of public health.
When can we talk of pathology of the nervous system?
Neuro-psychopathology, it is a disturbance on neurological and psychiatric level.
That is what constitutes mental health in human life?
Mental health is an integral part of the overall health. According to who, it is defined as a complete well-being on physical, mental and social. It is not the absence of disease or infirmity. It contains two-thirds of health per se but ordinary mortals ignores it.
What is causing mental disorders in humans?
The causes are multifaceted and factorial such as: organic, psychological and social.
What are the diseases that can be listed in mental health? There are schizophrenia, States of agitation tweeter (the delirious puff piliforme), neuro-telepathic unrest (epileptic seizure) or even stroke (cerebral vascular accident).
What are the sources of funding?
The first partner is the State and other partners such as the various organs of the United Nations system (who, UNICEF, UNDP,…). What is the year of its implementation by the Government? In 2001, the year of its inception by an arrested Ministerial.
Of statistics, what are the areas that are much more affected by mental health disorders?
This problem lies everywhere and elsewhere in DR Congo but much more to the East of the country because of the stress that is due to the natural such as volcano trauma, earthquake, flood, etc. or entropy such as wars repeatedly in this part of the country. What are the difficulties encountered throughout your mission at the head of this program?
The implementation is difficult by the lack of financial