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WHO Executive Board to reflect on progress on mental health

The WHO Executive Board meeting will be held on January 24 to 29, 2022. The Executive Board is the key decision making body that meets ahead of the World Health Assembly (WHA); discussions there agree the agenda and resolutions to be considered for the WHA in May each year. 

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Countdown Global Mental Health 2030

Countdown 2030

Countdown Global Mental Health 2030 is the first independent monitoring platform that draws upon a range of factors and indicators to measure the current state of global mental health.

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HIV & TB

An opportunity this World AIDS Day

This World AIDS Day falls at the end of the most extraordinary year. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented difficulties for all of us, not least the wave of mental health challenges, which are now putting pressure on already overburdened mental health services.

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Countdown Global Mental Health 2030, News

GLOBAL AND NATIONAL ACTION IS NEEDED TO PROTECT THE MENTAL HEALTH OF YOUNG PEOPLE

Even before 2020 the mental health of young people was a huge concern. Deaths by suicide are often highest among young people - according to UNICEF, 1 young person aged 10-19 dies by suicide every 11 minutes.

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Education, Financing, HIV & TB, News, Rights, Suicide Decriminalisation, Systems, UHC

2021: A year in review for United for Global Mental Health

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An announcement from our board of trustees

Meet our two new board members

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News, Publications, UHC

Mental health: The human rights imperative in Universal Health Coverage

Universal health coverage (UHC) is a simple concept: everyone everywhere should be able to access the highest attainable standards of health without suffering financial hardship. Global leaders in a high level UN meeting in 2019 committed to achieving UHC by 2030, and stated that it was the right of every human being, without distinction, to enjoy the highest standard of mental health as a part of UHC. 

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HIV & TB, News

NEW GLOBAL FUND STRATEGY MEANINGFULLY INTEGRATES MENTAL HEALTH

The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved its organisational strategy to guide the Fund from 2023 to 2028. The new strategy meaningfully includes mental health for the first time.

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HIV & TB

Why putting mental health at the heart of HIV and TB response will pay-off

When the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria asks what are the most pressing challenges and opportunities in the fight against HIV and TB (as part of an open consultation to steer the development of their next strategy), our recommendation is clear. Put mental health - through psychosocial support - at the heart of their response.

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Financing, HIV & TB

Putting mental health at the heart of the HIV and TB global response

Two weeks ahead of critically important discussions on the new strategy of the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, TB and Malaria, it is increasingly clear that unless mental health moves from being seen as a “bolt on” to the HIV and TB response, reaching the global targets to end these epidemics will remain elusive.

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