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Why the World Can’t Wait for Universal Preschool

As a pediatric resident I spend a lot of time with preschool-aged children in the hospital or at clinic. I have the privilege of watching Read More

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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

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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

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A psychosocial resilience curriculum provides the “missing piece” to boost adolescent…

Publication date: July 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 161 Author(s): Katherine Sachs Leventhal, Lisa M.


Predictors of depressive symptoms following the Great East Japan earthquake: A prospective…

Publication date: July 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 161 Author(s): Toru Tsuboya, Jun Aida, Hiroyuki Hikichi, S.V.


How do we prevent suicide? Listen up.

Jacob and Chloe from NCDFREE’s Copenhagen team share highlights from the recent NCDFREE Copenhagen Long Lunch on Suicide Prevention. NCDFREE’s Long Lunch series bring emerging and established leaders from a variety of disciplines together to address a particular health issues relevant to non-communicable disease action and advocacy.  Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) this is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally. Suicide takes an enormous toll on individuals, families, communities and our health system. It is a serious global health problem – but in spite of these horrifying numbers, suicide is still a taboo with many myths and misunderstandings surrounding it.


Aging populations strain resources for health care in Colombia

Populations are aging – that is to say, there’s a growing proportion of older adults compared to the rest of society – across the Americas. While not a concern in itself, aging populations are a concern for mental health care in countries such as Colombia, where 41 percent of older adults have symptoms of depression,


Into the Light: Treating Schizophrenia in Chiapas

Photos by Leslie Friday / Partners In HealthCommunity health worker Eudeli Velasquez (left) checks the pillbox of her patient, Rosemberg Lopez, who lives with schizophrenia in Reforma, Chiapas. Dr. Enrique Valdespino had no idea a man lived locked inside a shack three blocks from the clinic in rural Reforma, Chiapas, where he practiced medicine. Nor that the man, 52-year-old Rosemberg Lopez, had been living there for years.


First-time parents’ shared representation of postpartum depressive symptoms: A qualitative…

Publication date: July 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 160 Author(s): Erin J.


Mental Health Care Spending Accounts For Less Than 1% Of All Aid Funding In Developing Nations,…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: More money spent on Halloween pet costumes than mental health in developing nations “More money is spent on Halloween pet costumes and takeaway coffee than on mental health in developing countries, a new report has found, with the amount accounting for less than one percent of all aid funding. Although mental health…More


Day clinic and inpatient psychotherapy of depression (DIP-D): qualitative results from a…

Depressive disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders.


Lancet Series Examines Burden Of Untreated Mental Health Disorders In India, China

New York Times: China and India Burdened by Untreated Mental Disorders “The growing burden of untreated mental disorders in the world’s two most populous countries, India and China, cannot be adequately addressed without changes to their health care systems and by training folk healers to become collaborators, a new report has found. The analysis, published…More


The association between exposure and psychological health in earthquake survivors from the…

In this study, exposure refers to survivors who suffered from life-changing situations, such as personal injuries, the deaths or injury of family members, relatives or friends or the loss of or damage to perso…


The role of schools in children and young people’s self-harm and suicide: systematic review…

Evidence reports that schools influence children and young people’s health behaviours across a range of outcomes.


Erratum to: Satisfaction with primary care and mental health care among individuals with severe…

View original article: Erratum to: Satisfaction with primary care and mental health care among individuals with severe…


The mental well-being of Central American transmigrant men in Mexico

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Why the World Can’t Wait for Universal Preschool

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As a pediatric resident I spend a lot of time with preschool-aged children in the hospital or at clinic. I have the privilege of watching Read More


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