World Federation for Mental Health
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Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action

The final version of the new Charter on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action is available on the Internet: humanitariandisabilitycharter.org.

 

The Charter was drawn up by some 70 organizations and agencies before the UN’s first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (23/24 May 2016), to draw attention to the need to include people with disabilities in responses to humanitarian emergencies.  Their special requirements are often overlooked.

 

The Charter asks providers of humanitarian assistance in emergencies to be fully inclusive of people with disabilities in their policies, planning and services.  They should alert their staff members to the diverse needs of persons with disabilities, and include them or their organizations’ representatives in decision-making and planning.

 

The Charter is not a legally binding document and does not affect current obligations, but it is an important new statement of principles.  Its website includes an easy way for governments and organizations to endorse its provisions.

Millennial women face new mental health struggles in the workplace

Published: Feb 14, 2017 6:18 a.m. ET

 

Young workers today report higher rates of depression than any other generation

 

A growing body of research suggests that young workers are increasingly adding mental health days to their personal days, and young women are particularly at risk.

 

Millennials report higher rates of depression than any other generation and are now the biggest sector of the workforce, creating new challenges in work culture and mental health treatment. And they’re not alone: Recent research shows depression is becoming more prevalent in younger women. Between 2005 and 2014 the number of depressed teens jumped by more than half a million, three-fourths of which were teenage girls according to a recent study in the journal Pediatrics. These mental health struggles are extending themselves into the workplace, with millennial women far more likely than their male counterparts to experience burn out and depression.

 

Read the rest of the article at MarketWatch.

The WONCA Fellowship has been made to Professor Gabriel Ivbijaro

WONCA is the World Organization of Family Doctors, representing over 550,000 family doctors in 150 countries and territories.   

The WONCA Fellowship is WONCA's most prestigious award. It is awarded to individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the WONCA organization and is awarded every two years at meetings of the WONCA World Council.  

The award has been awarded to Professor Gabby Ivbijaro for his long service to WONCA, including time as the Chair of the WONCA Working Party on Mental Health, and for his services to mental health services generally, and in particular to mental health services at community level.

 

WFMH's President, Gabriel Ivbijaro, is invited to become a contributor to the Huffington Post; Click the logo for his first contributions

 

 

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