Walk the streets of Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, and you will encounter Buddhist monks draped in floor-length red and orange robes, chatting away with ears pressed to cellphones.
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Although Practical Action’s innovative rice duck farming is in its early days, we believe the innovation will benefit more farmers financially in the future.
Marguerite Regan is the Knowledge Exchange officer for the Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN), concentrating on developing resources and methods to bridge the gap between the stakeholder groups within the global mental health sphere. This blog gives a background and summary of a report produced by the Overseas Development Institute, which characterizes mental health as […]
Ananda Galappatti is a medical anthropologist who has worked primarily with mental health and community services in the context of conflict, disaster and poverty in Sri Lanka. He is currently Director of Strategy at The Good Practice Group and an advisory board member of the Mental Health Innovation Network. His project in Sri Lanka received a […]
Dr. Nathalie Charpak is a pediatrician and the director of the Kangaroo Foundation. She received a grant for her project in Colombia: ‘Randomized Open Controlled Trial on Kangraoo Mother Care versus Traditional Care for Low Birth Weight Infants: Patient Centered Outcomes at the Age of 18 years’. An alternative to the traditional method Four million children […]
Michael Hawkes is a clinician-scientist and pediatric infectious disease consultant at the University of Alberta (Stollery Children’s Hospital). His research interests include pediatric pneumonia and malaria. He runs projects in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. On November 12, the world comes together to raise awareness about Pneumonia, the leading infectious killer of children […]
Dixon Chibanda (University of Zimbabwe) was awarded a grant under Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program, for his ‘Friendship Bench Project’. The Global Mental Health program seeks to improve treatments and expand access to mental health care in low- and middle-income countries. During the recent Grand Challenges Canada Community Meeting, I was able to […]
Dr. Steven Buchsbaum is Deputy Director, Discovery & Translational Sciences, Global Health Program of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We use Grand Challenges to seek new knowledge or new concepts that will lead to interventions that would not otherwise have occurred or that would not have occurred as quickly without our investment. Inherent in this […]
Dr. Peter A. Singer is Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada. Dr. Steven Buchsbaum is Deputy Director, Discovery & Translational Sciences, Global Health Program of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. David Ferguson is Director, Center for Development Innovation, USAID. Did you ever have the feeling you know two friends who would be perfect together? […]
On August 12, 2014, the World is celebrating International Youth Day. The theme this year is ‘Youth and Mental Health’. According to the United Nations, 20% of the world’s youth (ages 15 to 24) is experiencing a mental health condition. With a population of approximately 1.2 billion, that’s over 280 million young people from around the world. Despite the scope of this problem, and perhaps in part because of it, 4 out of 5 (80%) of these youth do not receive the care, treatment or services they need.