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Provision Of Mental Health Services In Humanitarian Crises Can Empower Affected People

World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: Mental health services in situations of conflict, fragility, and violence: What to do? Patricio V. Marquez, a World Bank lead health specialist, who heads the Global Tobacco Control Initiative at the World Bank Group, and Melanie Walker, senior adviser to the president and director of…

Blog Posts Address Mental Health In Recognition Of World Health Day

OECD Insights: Depression: let’s talk. And act Emily Hewlett with the OECD Health Division discusses depression and mental health, writing, “We need better information, to understand what works, and where countries are falling short; at OECD, we are particularly keen to further improve international benchmarking of data and policies so…

Abuse, Trafficking, Mental Health Receive Little Attention At International Adolescent Health Conference, Advocates Say

Inter Press Service: Adolescent Health Congress Skirts Issue of Abuse, Trafficking “…Unfortunately, violent crimes like sexual slavery, [‘sexual cleansing’], molestation at schools, or breast ironing — another crime reported widely from Western Africa — were missing from the Congress on Adolescent Health, as were issues of cross-border sex trafficking of…

Symposium On Global Mental Health Offered Transdisciplinary Perspectives From Key Players

Global Public Health Journal: The Georgetown symposium on global mental health: Transdisciplinary perspectives Emily Mendenhall, assistant professor at Georgetown University, discusses conference proceedings from a one-day symposium hosted by Georgetown University on global mental health. Mendenhall writes, “This meeting followed four days of intensive meetings on global mental health in…

More News In Global Health

Devex: RCT evaluation points to value of targeting new fathers for gender equality (Edwards, 4/6). Global Atlanta: The Carter Center Central to Liberia’s Mental Health Initiatives (Bolton, 4/5). The Lancet: Progress in influenza surveillance in Africa (Green, 4/7). The Lancet: Violence rife in Mexico, affecting medical community (Agren, 4/7). Thomson…

Experts Advocate To Include Aging, Dementia As Priority For 2019 G20 Summit

Forbes: Thought Leaders Want Alzheimer’s At The Top Of G20 Agenda “Some of the leading experts on Alzheimer’s and dementia globally are asking the wealthiest countries in the world to put Alzheimer’s disease at the top of the 2019 G20 Osaka Summit Agenda. Thought leaders, researchers, and scientists from around…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: Kenyan Rains Raise Risk of Large-Scale Disease Outbreak, U.N. Says (Richardson, 5/3). CNN: Deadly floods devastate parts of East Africa (Feingold/Thornton, 5/3). Devex: Flooding displaces hundreds of thousands in East Africa (Jerving, 5/4). Financial Times: Football charities face challenges in teaching South African teens about HIV (Jack, 5/3). The…

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