Centre for IMPACT

November 2023- Ongoing Centre for IMPACT Centre for IMPACT aims at promoting mental and physical health in Afghanistan and Pakistan by reducing premature deaths and disabilities caused by NCDs. In this proposal, it focuses on three of the four key NCDs: common mental disorders (depression and anxiety), heart conditions, and diabetes. Through evaluating the key approaches to prevent and treat these, targeting those most at risk, and –uniquely– giving mental health parity alongside physical he...
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THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON PEOPLE WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS AND ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE PROVISION IN SOUTH ASIA (IMPASS) Severe mental illnesses (SMI) are chronic disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder), which typically cause considerable impairment in ability to engage in functional and occupational activities, and affect around 1% of the population, globally. SMI lowers life expectancy by approximately 10-20 years. The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly affected people’s l...
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