Health and population

Elsevier,

Public Health in Practice, Volume 2, November 2021

Assessment of mental health in Nigeria and how it compares to the rest of Africa and the world.
This book chapter advances SDGs 3 and 17 by outlining the common physical impairments found in people living with dementia, as well as evidence for treatments to maintain or improve physical function and prevent falls, in both community and residential settings.
Elsevier,

Behavioural Brain Research, Volume 414, 24 September 2021

Studies have shown that the RhoA/ROCK signaling pathway can promote Alzheimer's disease and therefore, ROCK is a promising drug target in AD.
World Alzheimer's Day is an international campaign organised by Alzheimer's Disease International to raise awareness and highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia. It takes place every year on September 21st and is the focus of World Alzheimer's Month. In support of this year’s theme – ‘Know dementia, know Alzheimer's’ - Elsevier presents a curated, open access collection of over 70 journal articles and book chapters focused on shining a light on the warning signs of dementia and the importance of a timely diagnosis.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a Call to Action to implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Priorities include adopting a public health approach, focusing on socioeconomic risks, and improving suicide-related data.
Elsevier,

Preventive Medicine, Volume 152, Part 1, September 2021

This review summarizes recent research in four environmental areas affecting risk of deaths by suicide: political, social, cultural and economic.
Elsevier,

Wellbeing, Space and Society, Volume 2, September 2021, 100046

To address SDG 3 target 3.4 (By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality form non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being), strengthening the delivery of mental healthcare to the most vulnerable populations is critical. This paper explores the experiences of staff working in the National Health Service (NHS) offender health teams to identify sources of adversity that frontline staff encounter when providing healthcare in prison settings. The results highlight sources of adversity that need to be addressed in order to ensure the wellbeing of mental healthcare providers and enable high quality delivery of healthcare to vulnerable populations.
Promoting good health and well-being (SDG 3) through the prevention, treatment and promotion of mental health is essential to sustainable development, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. This paper explores the psychological implications of suffering for high-risk populations during the pandemic. To strengthen health systems and increase emergency preparedness for future global health threats, the benefits of addressing experiences of suffering in mental health service settings are discussed.
The Sustainable Development Goals call for countries to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment (Target 3.5) and for health services to be made universally available (Target 3.8). This paper is part of a broad, global effort to build the capacity of health systems in high-need settings to expand access to mental health services by integrating those services into primary care. In South Africa, nurses are at the heart of this integration effort, and our goal was to learn how best to support nurses to integrate mental health services into their work.

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