Monthly Archives:: November 2014

A content analysis of Global Mental Health from a policy perspective

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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 […]

No Sustainable Development Without Mental Health (and Vice Versa)

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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 […]

The ‘Kangaroo mother care method’: the humanization of care of low birth weight or premature children

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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 […]

How the Solar Powered Oxygen innovation saved a baby boy in Uganda

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Benson breathing Solar Powered Oxygen

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 […]