Genetically modified crops: a hazard or a possible solution to combat micronutrient deficiency?

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    Today’s problem of undernutrition around the world manifests itself not only as an inadequate intake of calories, but also as a lack of essential micronutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, often referred to as the “hidden hunger”. Much effort has been made in research and relief on undernutrition to supplement crucial micronutrients such […]

To what extent do the volunteers go through the mill during a humanitarian crisis?

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      By Antigoni Papaioannou, Master of Global Health, Uppsala University   In 2016, the number of disasters was estimated to be 327 worldwide, of which 191 events were natural catastrophes and 136 were man- made. The resulting loss of human lives was estimated to be  11 000 people on a global scale (1). Terrorist attacks, […]

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Stories etched into Scars: The Identification of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) among University Students

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      By Bharati Chandran, Master of International Health, Uppsala University   Self-injury is one aspect of mental health that seldom grabs the limelight. The only incidents that drive attention to it are attempted and successful suicides.  Self-harm is not always practiced with the intention of taking one’s life. Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) refers to the act […]

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What’s what? Refugee Mental Health in Theory and Practice

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What can mental health care offer the more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees currently living in Lebanon? Reflections from a community mental health clinic in Lebanon, which serves Syrian refugees.¹       By Maria Stacke,  Alumni in Master of Public Health, Lund University   I’m sitting in a concrete room. The walls are empty. […]