Posts Tagged: mental health

IDW #2 – Erasing the stigma around Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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February 1 to February 7 marks International Development Week (IDW), celebrating Canada’s contribution to international development, especially in improving the health of women and children. The theme this year is “We are making a difference!” The entire week, Grand Challenges Canada will publish short success stories, showing how our Bold Ideas with Big impact are […]

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 […]

The Friendship Bench – Relieving the burden of common mental disorders in Zimbabwe

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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 […]