Psychology & Psychiatry

Why we must decolonise mental health

In 2017, the UN Special Rapporteur Dr. Dainius PÅ«ras noted that mental healthcare services around the world were in a crisis and rightly called for a 'revolution' in mental healthcare. He identified problems of power asymmetries, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Romania imposes new restrictions after virus surge

Romania on Wednesday adopted new measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, including shortening working hours for bars and restaurants and mandatory face masks in outdoor crowded spaces, after a surge in cases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Migrant workers falling through cracks in health care coverage

Health workers and human rights advocates are urging the federal and provincial governments to extend public health insurance to all people living in Canada, regardless of immigration status, as outbreaks of COVID-19 among ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rigid treatments can cause disease to spread

Around 10 million people worldwide fall ill from tuberculosis every year and 1.6 million people die of it. Particularly burdened by the disease are the sub-Saharan African countries.

Health

The need for human rights in this global pandemic

The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH) has witnessed how harmful COVID-19 is to highly vulnerable populations worldwide, including the elderly, the sick, the poor, the criminalized, sexual and gender ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A risk-tailored approach to reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic

A tailored public health approach that accounts for variation in risks across populations, places and time could guide the next phase of Canada's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response, argue authors in a commentary ...

Health

Disability sector 'not surprised' by death

People living with disabilities, their families and carers are 'not surprise' by the death of Ann Marie Smith in her Adelaide home, an online study reveals.

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Human rights

Human rights refer to the "basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled." Examples of rights and freedoms which have come to be commonly thought of as human rights include civil and political rights, such as the right to life and liberty, freedom of expression, and equality before the law; and economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to participate in culture, the right to food, the right to work, and the right to education.

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