The President of Zambia His Excellence Mr. Edgar C Lungu on 11th April, 2019 assented the Mental Health Act in the quest to promote and protect the lives of persons with Mental health issues.
The mental Health Act No. 6 of 2019 is An Act to provide for the promotion and protection of the
rights of persons with mental illness, mental disorder, mental impairment or mental disability; to establish the
National Mental Health Council and provide for its functions; provide for mental health services in correctional facilities; give effect to certain provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons
with Disabilities, Principles for the protection of persons with mental illness and the improvement of mental care
General Assembly Resolution 46/119 of 17th December, 1991 and other international human rights instruments to
which Zambia is a State Party; repeal the Mental Disorders Act, 1949; and provide for matters connected with, or
incidental to, the foregoing…… Download to read the full content of the Act The Mental Health Act No. 6 of 2019