The WHO Pacific Islands Mental Health Network (PIMHnet) was officially launched at the Meeting of Ministers of Health for the Pacific Island Countries in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 14 March 2007. PIMHnet’s broad objectives are to Key components of PIMHnet’s structure and operation are achieve improvements within countries and across the region in communication, co-ordination and co-operation, and capacity and capability in mental health service provision.the National Focal Contacts (NFCs), in-country mental health networks, the WHO Secretariat, the network Facilitator, and strategic partners.
The purpose of the review is to assess the extent to which the PIMHnet has met its major activity outputs and examine progress made towards achieving stated development objectives. Three specific objectives include:
(i) To assess PIMHnet project progress towards the stated objectives;
(ii) To assess the level of satisfaction and ownership from in-country stakeholders; and
(iii) To compare cost of interventions with the achievements of the project.
The review examined PIMHnet activities undertaken from October 2005 to June 2008, and the review was undertaken in November and December 2008.