This needs assessment aims to describe the current situation of people with mental disabilities in Kosova/Kosovo, to outline the legal framework and the services that are available, and to survey future plans and projects which aim at improving services.There has been progress in the development of the healthcare system for people with mental disabilities in Kosova/Kosovo over the last 5 years. A number of local and international organizations have invested a significant amount of human and financial resources in the development of the Kosova/Kosovo health and mental health systems; the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, and UNMIK have also made substantial efforts to improve Kosova/Kosovo’s mental health services.  (…)  However, Kosovar society, like other societies, is still plagued by stigma, discrimination, and a lack of access to services for those who need them.2006

The report is available at:

http://www.osmhi.org/contentpics/202/Kosovo%20Mental%20Disabilities.pdf