Monthly Archives:: November 2013

2013 World Toilet Day

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The United Nations designated November 19, 2013, as World Toilet Day. This international day of action aims to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge. World Toilet Day is urging changes in both behaviour and policy on issues ranging from enhancing water management to ending open-air defecation. On this international […]

Screening for mental illness in children: will it lead to better outcomes?

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One of the key issues we identified in the study of Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health was the need to integrate screening and core packages of services into routine primary health care; and to provide effective and affordable community-based care and rehabilitation. Linked to these challenges were research questions that included: How effective are brief […]