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Artificial Intelligence Could Play Role In Building Global Mental Health Care Capacity

Project Syndicate: An Intelligent Approach to Mental Health Junaid Nabi, public health researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School “…Globally, the supply of psychiatrists and clinical psychologists is nowhere near sufficient. … What could help are [artificial intelligence (AI)]-based solutions, such as chatbots. By mimicking natural language…

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Agence France-Presse: Pakistan demands Facebook remove polio vaccine misinformation (5/3). Fast Company: How a wooden bench in Zimbabwe is starting a revolution in mental health (Riley, 5/4). Health Policy Watch: New Polio Eradication Strategy Faces Challenges Of “Missing Children” Due To Geographic Isolation, Migration, Insecurity (Branigan, 5/3). Nature: U.K. medical…

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The Guardian: Key to saving lives of newborns lies in half a teaspoon of blood, study claims (McVeigh, 3/20). Inter Press Service: Climate Change: a Threat to Agriculture & U.N.’s Goal to Eradicate Hunger (Deen, 3/19). Inter Press Service: Climate Change Also Affects Mental Health in Mexico (Godoy, 3/19). The…

WHO Outlines 8 Ways Organization Supports Health In Syria

World Health Organization: 8 ways WHO supports health in Syria This post highlights eight “things to know about how WHO works in Syria to save lives and support health despite immense challenges: 1. Detecting and responding to disease outbreaks … 2. Delivering medical supplies despite insecurity, damaged roads, bureaucratic obstacles,…

New Countdown Aims To Strengthen Progress In Global Mental Health

The Lancet: Countdown Global Mental Health 2030 Shekhar Saxena, professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and colleagues “…[W]e announce the establishment of Countdown Global Mental Health, an independent, multistakeholder monitoring and accountability collaboration for mental health, within an initial timeframe of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals…

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Agence France-Presse: 5,000 cases of tropical parasite in Libya: ministry (2/27). Devex: The midwives at the forefront of the birthing crisis in Cox’s Bazar (Kumar, 2/28). Inside Philanthropy: Who is Tackling the World’s Biggest Overlooked Health Crisis? (Dickow, 2/25). Inter Press Service: U.N. Accused of Failing to Move Aggressively Against…

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Al Jazeera: Distrust of polio vaccine plagues Afghanistan (Birtley, 2/3). Bloomberg Quint: Malaysia Asks WHO to Pull ‘Biased’ Report on Palm Oil Industry (Raghu, 2/3). Devex: Traffic fatalities in Southeast Asia, Africa higher than reports say (Ravindran, 2/4). Devex: Solar power sales help women avoid food insecurity in Yemen (Welsh,…