Jun 25, 2016 Volume 387 Number 10038 p2575-2664 e30
What can public health do for mental health?
Public health practitioners should prioritise and advance the public’s mental health wherever possible, argues Better Mental Health For All, a report published last week by the UK’s Faculty of Public Health, in collaboration with the Mental Health Foundation. The report aims to be a resource for public health professionals to support the promotion of mental wellbeing and the primary prevention of mental ill health.
Who should finance WHO’s work on emergencies?
Y-Ling Chi, Jaya Krishnakumar, Jürgen Maurer, Dejan Loncar, Antoine Flahault
In May, 2015, the 68th World Health Assembly approved the decision to reform the work of WHO on emergencies by creating a single programme for outbreaks and health emergencies, and an accompanying Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE).1 According to latest estimations, the core funding needs for the programme and the initial capital of the CFE will, respectively, range about US$300 million per year and $100 million.2 To respond effectively to emergencies, these resources should be flexible, predictable, and directly accessible.