Monthly Archives:: January 2014

Let’s talk about global mental health

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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.

Combining innovation and diplomacy to solve global health and development challenges

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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.