WHO mental health report launch -Transforming mental health for all.

Mental health is critically important to everyone, everywhere. All over the world, mental health needs are high but responses are insufficient and inadequate.  This comprehensive report draws on the latest evidence available, showcasing examples of good practice from around the world, and voicing people’s lived experience of mental health conditions. It highlights why and where change is most needed and how it can best be achieved.

It calls on all stakeholders to work together to deepen the value and commitment given to mental health, reshape the environments that influence mental health and strengthen the systems that care for people’s mental health.

Register information coming soon here. hh WorldMentalHealthReport

WHO Global Diabetes Compact Forum

 The next dates of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact Forum have been set for May 10 and 11, from 11:00 to 14:00 Geneva Time on both days. All previous members are welcomed to attend and do not need to re-register.
Organizations who are interested in taking part in the Forum but have not applied are still invited to
complete an application. Please note all applications received must go through a due diligence process which can take some time.
Application for Global Diabetes Compact Forum Membership:
https://extranet.who.int/dataformv3/index.php/43153

Comment on: WHO epilepsy & neuro global action plan 2021 Draft

Comment on: WHO epilepsy & neuro global action plan 2021 Draft

A first draft of the WHO integrated global action plan (GAP) on epilepsy and neurological disorders is available for comment by 5 August 2021. Click here. Use the web-based consultation form to make comments or send comments to [email protected]

Background

The World Health Assembly (73rd session, 2020) endorsed a resolution on Global actions on epilepsy and other neurological disorders  (WHA 73.10), requesting WHO Director-General to develop an intersectoral GAP in consultation with Member States. The GAP must address the existing worldwide challenges and gaps in providing care and services for people with neurological disorders and ensure a comprehensive, coordinated response across sectors. 

In March 2021 WHO published a discussion paper on the intersectoral GAP on epilepsy and other neurological disorders. Member States, UN agencies and relevant non-state actors have shared comments via virtual and web-based consultations.  

 The first draft of the intersectoral GAP on epilepsy and other neurological disorders developed based on the inputs received, outlines the scope, vision, goal, and strategic objectives as well as specific actions for certain stakeholders. 

SA’s health data ranking

SA’s health data ranking

The SCORE for Health Data Technical Package represents the most comprehensive strategies and interventions for strengthening country health information systems. First launched in August 2020, it is a one-stop solution to improve the availability of timely, reliable and comparable health data to track progress towards the Triple Billion targets and health-related Sustainable Development Goals.

SCORE is the first time that all elements comprising an optimum health information system – Survey, Count, Optimize, Review, Enable – are captured in a single, harmonized package.

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