Depression is a common illness worldwide, with an estimated 350 million people affected. Depression is different from usual mood fluctuations and short-lived emotional responses to challenges in everyday life. Especially when long-lasting and with moderate or severe intensity, depression may become a serious health condition.It can cause the affected person to suffer greatly and function poorly at work, at school and in the family. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Suicide results in an estimated 1 million deaths every year.
Developed by Marina Marcus, M. Taghi Yasamy, Mark van Ommeren, and Dan Chisholm, Shekhar Saxena
WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
“……Depression is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease and affects people in all communities across the world. Today, depression is estimated to affect 350 million people.
Compendium of new and emerging technologies that address global health concerns, 2011
World Health Organization under the direction of Adriana Velazquez-Berumen, team coordinator
The 2nd Regional Urban Health Forum aimed to improve urban health in the Americas through the strengthening of strategies that promote health in urban settings in this Region. The III Regional Health Promotion Forum aimed to strengthen the current role of health promotion in the Americas and its contribution to improving urban health in this Region. These Forums will serve to identify areas for future collaboration among PAHO, its key partners and its Member Countries, in order to improve current public policies and practices that relate to promoting health in urban settings.
Un Llamado a la Acción:Hacer frente a los helmintos transmitidos por el contacto con el suelo en Latino América y el Caribe
La Red Mundial de Enfermedades Tropicales Desatendidas, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), 2011
Regional Office of the World Health Organization
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