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  • Reply to: What countries can learn from Moldova’s successful tobacco taxation efforts   1 week 3 days ago

    Yet another example of the 'win-win' result of increasing tobacco taxes - reduction of smoking and thus of future health care costs, and more revenue for the government.
    This is a message for all governments in the world... health and wealth go hand in hand.

  • Reply to: Lessons from OECD countries: mental health is critical for human capital development   1 week 6 days ago

    Good article with compelling arguments, that should not only be directed outwards towards nations striving to improve population health, but also inwards for organizations, including the WBG, seeking to promote the health of the their staff. Kudos to the Secretary General of the United Nations for recognizing this through the recent launch of the UN Mental Health Strategy, recognizing the importance of mental health for staff working in the international system, and a beacon to guide stronger efforts in this direction by all IO's.

    https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/speeches/2018-10-16/un-system-workplace-mental-health-and-well-being-strategy-remarks

  • Reply to: Lessons from OECD countries: mental health is critical for human capital development   2 weeks 1 day ago

    Thank you, Patricio - much as mental health presents with multifaceted underlying factors, the path to improvement requires an integrated approach. The recently-launched UN Mental Health Strategy ("A Healthy Workforce for a Health World," see further https://www.unsystem.org/content/un-mental-health-and-well-being-strategy-may-2018) embraces exactly this attitude and perspective.

  • Reply to: Lessons from OECD countries: mental health is critical for human capital development   3 weeks 4 hours ago

    Great and very interesting arguments!
    For us is a motivating text to work more and more in health promotion on this field.

    Roberto Moretti
    ATS Bergamo

  • Reply to: Lessons from OECD countries: mental health is critical for human capital development   3 weeks 1 day ago

    We totally agree on all of the above. It is a great work and it really improves a lot for the short terms and in the long run as well.
    Investing in the early ages gives a magnificent results on the beneficiaries and thei families, communities, countries and the globe. Besides, it is always the lowest in terms of costing and the return of that investment is the highest and communities and countries get to recover and grow faster.
    My only comment is that we should also focus on promoting positive thinking and building social and community values.
    We believe that will be and added value to everyone

    Thank you
    Maeen