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Mental Health in the Workplace

Resources - Author: Elsa M Roman, Fay Jackson, Jeffrey Moat, Joseph Rauch, Louise Bradley, Martin Knapp, Michael Burge, Sabine Bahrer-Kohler, Samantha Thornton, Sara Evans-Lacko, Serene Goh, Valentina Forastieri / Year: 2017

One in four adults will experience mental health difficulties, yet prejudice and discrimination are significant barriers that deprive people of their dignity. To make dignity in mental health a reality requires every member of society to work together. It requires action in the community and, importantly, in the workplace....

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Mental Health in the Workplace (Executive Summary and Introduction)

Resources - Year: 2000

Everyone has the right to decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security, and human dignity. For people with mental health problems, achieving this right is particularly challenging. The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) mandate on disability issues is laid down in the ILO Convention concerning Vocational Rehabilitation...

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Adolescents’ Mental Health: Out of the shadows: Evidence on psychological well-being of 11-15-year-olds from 31 industrialized countries

Resources - Author: Zlata Bruckauf / Year: 2017

It is the right time to channel more public investment for comprehensive support of children’s and adolescents’ mental health and well-being. Target 3.4 under Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Agenda explicitly aims to ‘promote mental health and well-being’, while the WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan for 2013-2020...

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Social Return on Investment: accounting for value in the context of implementing Health 2020 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Resources - Year: 2017

Social return on investment (SROI) is a concept to account for social value when evaluating investments. It goes beyond traditional economic evaluation tools, by considering value produced for multiple stakeholders in all three dimensions of development: economic, social and environmental. This discussion paper reviews the main features of SROI...

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WHO QualityRights Guidance and Training Tools

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As part of the QualityRights Initiative, WHO has developed a comprehensive package of training and guidance modules. The modules can be used to build capacity among mental health practitioners, people with psychosocial, intellectual and cognitive disabilities, people using mental health services, families, care partners and other supporters, NGOs, DPOs...

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Towards Universal Health Care in Emerging Economies: Opportunities and Challenges

Resources - Author: Ana Luiza d’Ávila Viana, Ankita Gandhi, Armando de Negri Filho, Asep Suryahadi, Athia Yumna, Ben Fine, Elizabeth Koechlein, Erik Martinez Kuhonta, Hudson Pacífico da Silva, Ilcheong Yi, Julia Buxton, Kinglun Ngok, Linda J. Cook, Marcus André Melo, Mingqiang Li, Neha Kumra, Piya Hanvoravongchai, Prapaporn Tivayanond Mongkhonvanit, Rebecca Surender, Santosh Mehrotra, Shufang Zhang, Stein Ringen, Susanne MacGregor, Vita Febriany, William Hsiao / Year: 2017

This book explores how political, social, economic and institutional factors in eight emerging economies have combined to generate diverse outcomes in their move towards universal health care. Structured in three parts, the book begins by framing social policy as an integral system in its own right. The following two...

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Lessons for the Universalization of Health Care in Emerging Economies

Resources - Year: 2017

This webinar explores the opportunities and challenges facing developing countries as they seek to expand and universalize their health care systems. Universal health care was once a central pillar of the welfare state, but the rise of neoliberalism in international policy discourse and practice eroded the support for universal...

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Health for All, All for Health: lessons from the universalization of health care in emerging economies 

Resources - Author: Ilcheong Yi, Kelly Stetter / Year: 2017

Achieving universal health coverage is integral to the central pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “leave no one behind”. Meeting this target is about more than just having enough resources to incrementally expand health coverage to the entire population. This Brief provides policy makers with evidence-based...

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Decreto 32-2010

Legal depository - Country: Guatemala / Year: 2010

Esta ley tiene como objetivo la creación de un marco jurídico que permita implementar los mecanismos necesarios para mejorar la salud y calidad de vida de las mujeres y del recién nacido, y promover el desarrollo humano a través de asegurar la maternidad de las mujeres mediante el acceso...

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Ley 129

Legal depository - Country: Ecuador / Year: 1998

La Ley tiene como finalidad el financiamiento para cubrir los gastos de medicinas, insumos, micronutrientes, suministros, exámenes básicos de laboratorio y exámenes complementarios para atención de la mujer embarazada, recién nacidos o nacidas y, niñas y niños menores de cinco años. Para efectos de la aplicación se requiere del...

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Ley Reformatoria a la Ley de Seguridad Social

Legal depository - Country: Ecuador / Year: 2010

Reforma el Artículo 105 de la Ley de Seguridad Social sobre la Contingencia de Maternidad. En caso de maternidad, la asegurada tendrá derecho a la asistencia médica y obstétrica necesario durante el embarazo, parto y puerperio; un subsidio monetario, durante el periodo de descanso por maternidad, en el caso...

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Dainius Pūras (A/HRC/35/21)

Resources - Author: Dainius Pūras / Year: 2017

In this report, in an attempt to contribute to the discussion around mental health as a global health priority, the Special Rapporteur focuses on the right of everyone to mental health and some of the core challenges and opportunities, urging that the promotion of mental health be addressed for...

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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in India

Legal depository - Country: India / Body: Supreme Court of India / Year: 2016

 Summary:  In January 2012, up to 53 women underwent a sterilization procedure in Bihar, India, at a sterilization camp managed by an NGO which had been granted accreditation by the District Health Society, apparently without following any formal, transparent process. The women had not been given any counseling regarding...

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WHO QualityRights Guidance and Training tools

Resources - Year: 2017

As part of the QualityRights Initiative, WHO has developed a comprehensive package of training and guidance modules. The modules can be used to build capacity among mental health practitioners, people with psychosocial, intellectual and cognitive disabilities, people using mental health services, families, care partners and other supporters, NGOs, DPOs...

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Dignity and Autonomy in Enforcing Public Health in Kenya

Legal depository - Country: Kenya / Body: High Court of Kenya / Year: 2016

Nature of the Case Two men successfully challenged their imprisonment, purportedly pursuant to the Public Health Act, for failure to take prescribed tuberculosis (TB) medication. Summary In 2010, Daniel Ng’etich and Patrick Kipng’etich Kirui were arrested by the Public Health Officer, Nandi Central District Tuberculosis Defaulter Tracing Coordinator, who...

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Adolescent Sexual Rights in Peru

Legal depository - Country: Peru / Body: Human Rights Committee / Year: 2005

Nature of the Case In views adopted under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the UN Human Rights Committee held the Peruvian government accountable for failing to ensure access to legal abortion services essential to the health of the petitioner, thus violating her...

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Summary Reflection Guide on a Human Rights-Based Approach to Health: Application to sexual and reproductive health, maternal health and under-5 child health

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This quick reference guide intended to contribute to the efforts of NHRIs/IHRICs to effectively and meaningfully implement a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to sexual and reproductive health, maternal health2 and under-5 child health. It complements other tools and builds on the two technical guidance documents of the Office of...

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Extending Health Coverage to All (China)

Resources - Year: 2016

Between 2003 and 2013, the number of people covered by the health insurance system in China increased by ten times and has now achieved universal coverage (96.9 per cent of the population). This brief explores China’s experience in extending health...

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Women’s sexual and reproductive rights in the Philippines

Legal depository - Country: Philippines / Body: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women / Year: 2015

Summary In 1991, the Philippines delegated responsibility for “people’s health and safety” to the local level. In exercise of this power, an executive order 003 (“EO 003”) was issued in Manila, in 2000 which declared that the city would take an “affirmative stand on pro-life issues”. In response to...

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Equal access to health and family planning information for all women in Hungary

Legal depository - Country: Hungary / Body: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women / Year: 2006

The communication was filed with regards to the alleged forced sterilization of an ethnic Roma woman by medical staff pursuant to an emergency caesarian section that was required to remove a deceased fetus. The Committee found that previous medical care, the poor medical condition of the victim, A.S., upon...

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