The engagement of carers in early childhood development is particularly important in low and middle income country contexts suffering from shortages of mental health human resources.
In Thailand, a national universal Developmental Screening Programme (DSPM) was initiated in 2015 for children from 0 to five years (http://thaichilddevelopment.com) to enable early detection of developmental disorders. Our qualitative study will describe the experience of carers exposed to the DSPM and will complement an on-going provider-focused government evaluation of DSPM.
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Other research from IGH in Thailand