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Nigeria Should Investigate Alleged Abuses Of Mental Health Patients, HRW Report Says

The Guardian: Abuse and torture of mental health patients ‘rife’ across Nigeria, says report “…In a report published on Monday Human Rights Watch (HRW) said thousands of Nigerians with mental health conditions face prolonged detention, chaining, physical and sexual violence or forced treatment, including electroshock therapy. The campaigning group said…

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Al Jazeera: Nigeria urged to ban chaining people with mental health issues (11/11). Borgen Magazine: Bill Gates on Decreasing Global Poverty (Dobson, 11/9). Deutsche Welle: Drug addiction in Russia: Draconian laws instead of help (Kauschanski, 11/11). Devex: A remote Congolese island offers a test case for improving the country’s health…

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Devex: Philippines’ multisector approach to break the cycle of stunting (Ravelo, 10/30). Financial Times: Future of AI and Digital Healthcare (Multiple Authors, 10/31). Forbes: How Merck For Mothers Is Addressing Maternal Mortality (Taylor, 10/30). Reuters: E.U. countries to give Sudan 466 million euros in grants, aid: SUNA (Khalek/Saba, 10/30). STAT:…

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Associated Press: U.N. investigator: 11 million North Koreans are undernourished (Lederer, 10/22). Devex: Donors launch a new club for social enterprises (Cheney, 10/24). Global Health NOW: Intimate Partner Violence Deters Breastfeeding (10/23). Globe and Mail: Polio, propaganda and public mistrust: In Pakistan, vaccine workers have three diseases to fight (Farooqui,…

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Associated Press: U.N. rights chief: Challenges increase to global cooperation (Lederer, 10/15). Associated Press: Post-war Liberians are demanding better mental health care (Paye-Layleh, 10/12). CNN: Drones, apps and smart lockers: The technology transforming healthcare in Africa (Lewis, 10/15). Devex: Q&A: What South Africa has learned tackling TB (Root, 10/16). Reuters:…

Yazidi Survivors Of Violence In Iraq Face Mental Health Challenges, Need Services, MSF Says

MSF: Iraq: Yazidi survivors of violence face overwhelming mental health needs “The massive violence suffered by the Yazidi religious minority in northwestern Iraq has led to a severe and debilitating mental health crisis, including many suicide attempts, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said [Friday],…

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