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New WHO Initiative for Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support

New WHO Initiative for Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support

Dr. Galea (School of Social Work) traveled to Dubai, UAE on June 25-26 for the launch of a multi-national implementation study called "EQUIP" (Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support). EQUIP is part of a larger effort aimed at increasing the availability of quality mental health services worldwide by training laypeople to deliver evidence-based psychological support for the most common mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and trauma. Dr. Galea, Co-Investigator at the Peru site, will lead the instrument adaptation and pilot testing activities for a perinatal depression intervention delivered by community health workers in Lima. In addition to Peru, EQUIP includes sites in Ethiopia, Kenya, Lebanon, Uganda, Zambia and Jordan. More information...