Global mental health: Challenges and opportunities

The Centre for Global Health at the Institute of Health and Society and the Research Group on Traumatic Stress, Forced Migration and Global Mental Health at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo are organizing this symposium inviting both national and international persons devoted to this field. Please register by December 3 due to lunch orders.

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Global mental health is an integral part of global health. Mental health problems including neurological and drug related disorders are known causes of disability which make a substantial contribution to the global burden of diseases, not only in high income countries but also in low and middle Income countries. However, there is a severe lack of  services, teaching, research and human and financial resources in this field. The treatment gap of mental disorders including epilepsy is much broader in the low and middle income countries compared to the high Income countries which contributes to health inequity and inequality worldwide.Thus, in the spirit of the sustainable development goals, there is dire need for more partnership and strong institutional collaboration in the fields of patient care, teaching and research between academic institutions in South and North,  also among institutions in South, in order to understand the global mental health issues effectively.

Program

09:00 Welcome and introductions Andrea S. Winkler, Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Global Health, and Director of the Centre for Global Health, University of Oslo & Edvard Hauff, Professor, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Division of Mental Health and Addiction/ Research Group on Traumatic Stress, Forced Migration and Global Mental Health, University of Oslo
09:15 Global mental health research and services: status for children. Opportunities for collaboration Ingunn Marie S. Engebretsen, Professor, Centre for International Health, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
09:45 Q&A  
09:55 Possibilities to support further deveopment of  mental health in Malawi Ann Færden, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist & Reserah Coordinator Department of Acute Psychiatry Division of Mental Health and Addiction Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål
10:25 Q&A  
10:35 Community studies of mental  health in South Sudan Edvard Hauff, Professor, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Division of Mental Health and Addiction/ Research Group on Traumatic Stress, Forced Migration and Global Mental Health, University of Oslo
11:05 Q&A  
11:15 Mental  health in Nepal and possibilities of collaboration Suraj Thapa, Ass. Professor, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Division of Mental Health and Addiction/ Research Group on Traumatic Stress, Forced Migration and Global Mental Health, University of Oslo
11:45 Q&A  
11:55 Lunch  
12:45 Developing mental health services in low income countries, with a focus on Mozambique Wolfgang Krahl, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinic for Forensic Psychiatry, Isar Amper Clinic, Munich East
13:15 Q&A  
13:20 Mental health and work in Namibia Lars Lien, Researcher - Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, Professor at the Hedmark University College
13:50 Q&A  
14:00 Panel discussion and rounding up Andrea S. Winkler, Suraj Thapa
14:30 End  

Registration

The guest lecture is free and open for all. Please register before December 3rd due to lunch reservation.

Organizer

Centre for Global Health and Research Group on Traumatic Stress, Forced Migration and Global Mental Health
Published Nov. 14, 2016 2:15 PM - Last modified Oct. 27, 2017 12:44 PM