PRIME research director, Prof Vikram Patel, is the recipient of this year's John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award.
A recent PRIME study has shown that a district-level integrated mental healthcare approach can help address burden in rural Nepal.
Over the last few months, PRIME researchers were busily disseminating their findings across the globe.
PRIME researchers attended the annual WHO mhGAP forum in Geneva on 11 to 12 October and shared findings and lessons in a range of sessions through the course of the two-day event.
PRIME Research Director Vikram Patel recently served as co-chair on the Lancet Global Mental Health Commission. PRIME CEO Prof Crick Lund, PRIME Nepal PI Prof Mark Jordans and Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft, a PRIME colleague affiliated with King's College London also served on the Commission which launched its report on World Mental Health Day.
On 23 August 2018, the PRIME South Africa team presented their findings to the Department of Health's Ministerial Advisory Committee on Mental Health.
PRIME research director, Dr Charlotte Hanlon, Prof Atalay Alem, PRIME Ethiopia co-investigator and PRIME's WHO colleague, Dr Neerja Chowdhary, traveled to the Emergency Operations Centre of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Freetown, Sierra Leone on 8 and 9 February to share learnings from PRIME in order to support Sierra Leone with translating their forthcoming National Mental Health Policy and Strategic Plan into an implementable district level plan.
Dr Sheila Ndyanabangi, Principal Medical Officer in charge of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Uganda Ministry of Health and PRIME Uganda partner has passed away after a losing her battle with cancer.
Dr Mark Jordans, PRIME's Principal Investigator in Nepal, has been named professor by special appointment of Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences it was reported on the university's website.
PRIME Ethiopia recently held a community advisory board meeting in Ethiopia's Sodo district. Many delegates from across the Sodo District attended the event. Officials from the Federal Ministry of Health as well as the zonal and district health office were present.
The PRIME Nepal team recently undertook training of 40 health workers working as Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANM) and Staff Nurses at the antenatal and postnatal clinics in 20 health facilities in the country.