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A group of young leaders from various countries of the Americas have called for actions that enable them to thrive in life, and not just survive.

Effective violence prevention and response relies on teamwork between the health sector and other public sectors as well as collaboration between research, policy and practice among different international and local stakeholders.

Two major migration movements in the Americas have important implication for health systems, but also present opportunities for countries, according to health officials from Brazil, Colombia and Mexico who spoke today at an event, “Migration and Health: Challenges and Opportunities.”

¿Qué desafíos y oportunidades en salud trae el rápido envejecimiento de la población mundial? Este fue uno de los temas que la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) promovió en una actividad paralela a su 57º Consejo Directivo, que reúne hasta el 4 de octubre a ministros y altas autoridades de salud de la región.

Mental health problems are the single largest cause of disabilities in the world. Some of the major disabilities are depression, anxiety, dementia, and alcohol abuse. Together, an estimated 20 percent of lost healthy days are due to mental issues. And globally, only an estimated 10 percent of people who need attention or treatment for mental health problems receive it.