The Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science Launches Its Global Mental Health Promotion Program, Led by Dr. Theddeus Iheanacho, with an Inaugural Lecture by Dr. Vikram Patel
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) is launching its Global Mental Health Promotion (GMHP) Program to help bridge the gap between knowledge and practice in mental health promotion, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Although there is ample evidence for the effectiveness of various interventions for common mental disorders, access to and availability of these interventions remain low. Up to 65% of people in LMICs suffering from mental disorders do not get treatment.
Spreading HAPPINESS in Nigeria: Yale, Partners Expand Mental Health Program
On Jan. 17, during a four-day trip to Nigeria that is part of the Yale Africa Initiative, Yale President Peter Salovey met with officials to finalize plans for expanding the HAPPINESS Project, a program of the Yale Department of Psychiatry.
Harmful Effects of Ageism on Older Persons’ Health Found in 45 Countries
In the largest examination to date of the health consequences of ageism, or age-based bias, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found evidence that it harms the health of older people in 45 countries and across 5 continents. The study included over 7 million participants.
New Initiative Will Fund Innovative Solutions in Health Care
The Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) has partnered with The CoWrks Foundry and the RMZ Foundation to launch the Sustainable Health Initiative (SHI). SHI will build upon technology and local ingenuity by funding innovative start-ups to create social, health, and environmental impacts.
Vaccine Expert Named First Director of Yale Institute for Global Health
Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, has been named the inaugural director of the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH). Omer is currently the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Pediatrics at Emory University’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine.
Yale, Kenyan scientists renew collaboration on tsetse fly research
President Salovey and Serap Aksoy, professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, took part in a signing ceremony with the Kenya Agricultural Research and Livestock Organization and Kenyan Wildlife Service to continue an existing collaboration in the biomedical sciences in the area of vector biology.
Given Medicine, the Patients Got Better. They Remained in Shackles Anyway.
People with severe mental disorders endure abuse around the world, caged, warehoused in institutions, and imprisoned. But those living chained to trees or concrete blocks in parts of Africa are among the most trapped, forgotten people on earth.Source: The New York Times
Research suggests ways to help mentally ill in Ghana’s prayer camps
Many people with schizophrenia in Ghana spend their days chained to walls in prayer camps where they are ministered to by spiritual healers and forced to fast and pray. A new study, based on a partnership between researchers at the University of Ghana and Yale University, shows that modern medications can improve symptoms of camp residents.
New Global Health Institute announced at Yale
The new Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), approved by the Yale Corporation on Dec. 8, further advances President Salovey’s goal for the university to have a greater impact on complex international issues. Led by the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, YIGH is a university-wide effort to address global health issues.
A Yale Scientist’s Unique Perspective on Resilience After Natural Disasters
To tackle a problem as big as climate change, we need to come together, start movements and make change, according to Miraj Desai, an associate research scientist at the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health in the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.Source: Well-Being
In the Midst of War, Future Syrian Doctors Trained with Help From Yale Faculty, Students
Syria is now entering its sixth year of war. More than a third of its hospitals have closed and about 65 percent of health workers have fled. There is an urgent need for medical training, to replace both the health care workers who have been killed and the ones who have left.
Youth as Agents of Peace: Report Features Yale Faculty in Global Workshop to Invest in Youth for a More Peaceful World
Yale faculty played leading roles at the March 2016 "Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally", held in Amman, Jordan. The forum was an outcome of the partnership with UNICEF and the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID). Set against the worst human refugee crisis since World War II, the workshop aimed to explore how investment in young children could lead to more peaceful societies.