CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2017; 07(04): 003-005
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1708727
Original Article

Mental Health Care Service and Mental Problems among Orphan and Vulnerable Children in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Liranso G. Selamu
1   PhD research candidate, many world class books, and journals author, Mangalore University, India
Mohan S. Singhe
2   Asst. Professor & many research journals editor & author, Mangalore University, India
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A lot of children in the world suffer from untreated mental health problems. The global burdens of childhood mental disorders are increasing but mental health care services are neglected in most countries. The objective of this critical analysis was to realize the access to mental health service and mental problems among orphan and vulnerable children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. To achieve the purpose of the analysis, the method was based on the critical analysis of the recent research literature from Pub-Med, Global Health, Google Scholar, Ethiopian Universities, Psych-Info, and WHO data sources. Thirty-six journals published after 2001 were identified and critically analyzed based on scientific inclusion and exclusion criteria as well as analyzed in a systematic manner. The orphan and vulnerable children face a prospect of a persistent effort for physically continued existence, for fundamental needs, education, love and affection, and protection against exploitation violence and bias. The problem of meeting these desires of the children corresponds to a major new challenge that requires an in-depth research, future interventions, and policy plans in tackling the problem. In light of the problem in Ethiopia, researches regarding the mental health care services of the orphan and vulnerable children in Addis Ababa are extremely inadequate.

Publication History

Received: 10 February 2017

Accepted: 15 March 2017

Article published online:
21 April 2020

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