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.
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.
PRIME members came together in February for the seventh annual meeting in Durban, South Africa.
Professor Vikram Patel, one of PRIME's research directors, has been appointed as a commissioner on the WHO Independent Global High-level Commission on Non-Communicable Diseases.
PRIME Uganda commemorated this year's World Mental Health Day with activities in the Jinja district.
Slowly but surely, PRIME's evidence-based research is making its way into our study countries' policies. Most recently, PRIME's model of community-based mental healthcare influenced Nepal's "Community Mental Health Care Package."
On 9 and 10 October 2017 PRIME's CEO, Prof Crick Lund, attended the annual WHO mhGAP Forum in Geneva.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that an urgent overhaul of global mental healthcare is required to address the emerging depression epidemic. The World Health Organization estimates that the total number of people living with depression increased by 18.4% between 2005 and 2015 and that depression is the biggest cause of disability worldwide. More than 80% of this disease burden is found among people living in low- and middle-income countries.