Coronavirus (1021) WHO: COVID-19 disrupting mental health services in most countries (2) Webinar: Mental Health in a Time of Crisis

10 October, 2020

Forwarded from CORE Group NCD Interest Group.


21 October. 9.00-10.30am EDT

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for over 41 million deaths worldwide each year with 85% of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In 2011, the campaign for the prevention and control of NCDs was introduced as a priority activity by the United Nations. As global health priorities transitioned from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals, NCDs emerged as a set of conditions that have direct links to achieving goals and targets of the SDGs. The CORE NCD Interest Group Webinar Series will provide an opportunity to understand the progress we have made in elevating the NCD agenda since the first United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCD and to craft solutions around the challenges that persist. It is important that we identify sustainable opportunities and solutions for integrating NCD priorities into global health programs recognizing the burden the current COVID-19 pandemic has placed on global citizens and health systems. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to learn from NCD experts and to share their own experiences working as advocates and implementers.

Session 3: Join us for an interactive conversation on the importance of mental health, especially in times of crisis like the current pandemic when already scarce resources are often pulled for other priorities. The conversation will pay particular attention to the need for mental health services to be highly contextualized and responsive to the needs and perspectives of people with lived experience. The panel brings together speakers with diverse backgrounds and experiences from a wide variety of settings as advocates, implementers, researchers, practitioners, and lived experience navigating mental health systems.



Best wishes, Neil

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