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10 Years in Rwanda: Leaders Reflect

Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB), PIH’s sister organization in Rwanda, has made tremendous progress over the years. On the occasion of IMB’s 10th anniversary, we asked five leaders to reflect on the changes. Their memories and insights are below. Anatole Manzi Director of Mentorship, Enhanced Supervision for Health Care and Quality Improvement It was May 2005 when I heard about Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB). I was finishing my bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology, but I already had an advanced diploma in general nursing


Being Black as a Global Health Hazard

In the US American media, relatively little attention has been devoted to a recent emergency in the Dominican Republic. Thanks to controversial legislation passed there Read More


Accelerating an Integrated Approach to NCD Prevention and Control Globally

Dr. Samira Asma, Chief, Global NCD Program, CDC Over the past 18 years, I’ve worked with Ministries of Health and other partners in 180 countries to advance CDC’s overarching global health goals and accelerate strategies for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. NCDs and injuries are responsible for millions of premature deaths, especially in low- and middle-income counties (LMICs). As public health practitioners, we have an important opportunity to work collaboratively to accelerate and scale up implementation of proven prevention and treatment strategies and measure their impact.


The relationship between parenting attitudes, negative cognition, and the depressive symptoms…

Parenting style is one potential contributor to the development of adolescents’ cognitions, self-esteem and emotional problems.

Mental Health Stigma Could Be Lessened, Treatment Improved Through Legislation

The Guardian: Mental health laws would diminish stigma and improve the lives of millions Laura Davidson, barrister and international development consultant “…Despite compelling economic arguments for investing in mental health, stigma perpetuates the lack of resources allocated. So what can be done? A mental health law which enshrines the rights of those with a mental…More

A population-based analysis of increasing rates of suicide mortality in Japan and South Korea,…

In the past two decades, rates of suicide mortality have declined among most OECD member states.

A longitudinal analysis of cross-border ties and depression for Latino adults

Publication date: Available online 20 April 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jacqueline M.

Patient cost-sharing for ambulatory neuropsychiatric services in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Neuropsychiatric disorders are of high concern and burden of disease in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Global Community Should Invest In, Address Challenges Of Global Mental Health

Huffington Post: Addressing Global Mental Health Challenges and Finding Solutions Inka Weissbecker, global mental health and psychosocial adviser at International Medical Corps “…Although long stigmatized and often down-played as nations set their health care priorities, development strategies, and allocate budgets, failure to address mental health issues carry enormous social and economic consequences. … The solutions…More

The Impact of Precarious Employment on Mental Health: the Case of Italy

Publication date: Available online 13 April 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): F.

CGD Blog Post Discusses Mental Health As Part Of Global Health Agenda

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: A New Language for Global Mental Health: Economics Victoria de Menil, program manager at the Mental Health Innovation Network, and Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of Global Health Policy, and senior fellow at CGD, discuss upcoming high-level meetings on mental health as part of the…More

Investing in treatment for depression and anxiety leads to fourfold return

A series of events, being co-hosted by the World Bank and WHO on 13-14 April is bringing ministers of finance, development agencies, academic experts and practitioners together to discuss how to put mental health at the centre of the health and development agenda globally and in countries.

Fourfold Return On Investment In Mental Health, WHO-Led Study Shows; WHO, World Bank Convene…

News outlets report on the findings of a new WHO-led study examining the return on investments in mental health, as well as a meeting convened by the WHO and the World Bank taking place this week in Washington, D.C., to address the issue. CNN: Treating anxiety, depression can help global economy, study says “…For every…More

Ebola Recovery Must Include Training More Mental Health Workers In Liberia, Sierra Leone

Medium: Demand for mental health services surges in Liberia and Sierra Leone Melanie Mayhew, communications officer in the Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group “…Ebola … has deeply affected people’s mental health. When national statistics are available, the countries’ mental health experts expect that they will show that many, many…More

Satisfaction with primary care and mental health care among individuals with severe mental…

Most studies of services for people with severe mental illness have been performed in cities.

‘Closer to my world’: Children with autism spectrum disorder tell their stories through…

10.1080/17441692.2016.1165721<br/>Vu Song Ha

Social support as a mediator between job control and psychological strain

Publication date: Available online 9 April 2016 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine Author(s): Angel Blanch Rationale Social support is a key influencing factor on health, and one of the main dimensions of the Demand – Control – Support (DCS) model within the occupational health field.

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