January 28, 2014, is Bell Let’s Talk Day. This landmark anti-stigma campaign, run by phone and media company Bell, gets Canadians talking about mental health. So far, Bell has donated over $60 million to community mental health initiatives and hospitals in Canada. Many low- and middle-income countries can only dream of that sort of money coming into mental health. Dr. Kwame McKenzie (CAMH, UofT) invites us to reflect on the global situation.
Monthly Archives:: January 2014
Canada is showing leadership with innovations to prevent and treat mental disorders around the world. Grand Challenges Canada has joined the conversation on mental health worldwide and takes action by supporting bold ideas with big impact.
Science diplomacy recognizes that the most significant threats to the world today—food insecurity, climate change, disease, nuclear proliferation, and so on—transcend national borders, and that scientists have an important role to play in global cooperation towards discovering sustainable solutions. Science diplomacy involves the use of diplomacy to facilitate science cooperation, the use of science cooperation to improve relations between countries, and the use of science to inform policy.
Dr. Shaun Morris is one of our innovators in the Stars in Global Health (Round 4) program with a project called ‘A toolkit to save newborn lives’, implemented in Pakistan. He started believing in the power of social media when the video he made to support his grant proposal led to a rewarding business partnership.