On Location Video: Mental illness is rising in Pakistan and Afghanistan

January 27, 2014 at 6:08 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

On Location Video: Mental illness is rising in Pakistan and Afghanistan

This video discusses the rise of mental health in countries like Pakistan. Please see the previous post about the use of mobile tech in developing countries.

The rise of mental illness in Pakistan and Afghanistan is not surprising. Both countries are conflict zones and have major issues with terrorism (in country and out of the country).

It’s a topic that is not discussed enough.

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Mobile phones, apps, throw lifeline to sufferers of brain and mental disorders in remote world corners

January 27, 2014 at 6:03 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Mobile phones, apps, throw lifeline to sufferers of brain and mental disorders in remote world corners

A really fascinating look at how mobile phones can be used to treat mental illness. 

Basic information:

Project sponsored by Grand Challenges Canada. In many cases mental health specialists will be directly working with patients.
6 of the projects will focus on children and youth.

Selected through independent peer review from 125 applications, the 22 projects break down as follows, by institution:

  • Canada: 8 (Toronto (4 projects), Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver)
  • Africa: 5 (Nigeria, Uganda, Union of Comoros, Ghana, Ethiopia)
  • Asia: 5 (India (3 projects) Laos, Pakistan)
  • Latin America / Caribbean: 4 (Guatemala, Colombia, Jamaica, Peru).

This is really great to see that technology can be used in the health environment.

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