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  • Reply to: “The zero hour” for mental health   1 week 6 days ago

    Social Determinants of Mental Health, citizen initiatives and internet portals available in the vernacular. What is crucial in this statement is to shift the focus back to the social (and cultural) determinants of mental health globally. It has been a while since in 2001 WHO launched a systematic effort to make mental health a global issue. After 15 years, it is time to revitalise the efforts to thoroughly mainstream mental health, and reflect upon the enormous body of knowledge and know-how there is, so as to mobilise that knowledge with personal and political commitments and fiscal allocations. What I would like to add to this is the utmost importance of getting citizen initiatives on board, specially in societies where the state often fails to take up the challenge. Moreover, in the age of social media, online portals of information and best practices of interventions (available in vernacular) should give rise to a global repository to use, share and distribute across the world.I applaud this initiative personally as well as on behalf of the Bangladesh Mental Health Network, a recently formed citizen initiative with collaboration between psychiatrists, psychologists, caregivers, public health professionals, mental health lawyers and activists to mainstream mental health in the region.

  • Reply to: Five lessons from Nigeria's polio eradication efforts   1 week 6 days ago

    Great analysis. Having been part of this effort for almost 5 years I would like to add PARTNERSHIP. Without a strong partnership between government and partners reaching this milestone would have been very difficult.
    Lieven
    PS: Dr Etsano is looking great as always

  • Reply to: Five lessons from Nigeria's polio eradication efforts   3 weeks 3 days ago

    I am so proud of the achievement.

  • Reply to: Five lessons from Nigeria's polio eradication efforts   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Congratulations to all! Simple, straightforward, and effective lessons for all!!

  • Reply to: Five lessons from Nigeria's polio eradication efforts   3 weeks 4 days ago

    This is the effort of team spirit to achieve a laudable objective and I will call it Nigeria spirit, doggedness and determination combined.Big kudos to you all, Nigeria and Nigerians will be grateful to you all.Thank you all and welldone