Monthly Archives: April 2017

Opportunidades in Mexico – an idea that is spreading

By created incentives for families to invest in children’s health Oportunidades improved health outcomes in Mexico and the practice spread to New York What is the background? Describe what happened in the project The Mexican Government introduced a comprehensive initiative in the late-1990s to enhance basic capabilities of families living in extreme poverty. This program, …

SUNDAR: mental health for all by all

SUNDAR describes the ingredients of Sangath’s approach to improve access to evidence based interventions for mental health problems through lay people as the front line mental health care providers. What is the background? Describe what happened in the project Even by the most conservative prevalence estimates, about 50 million people are affected by mental health …

Lessons the West learned from Africa with clubfoot

A new non-surgical technique to treat clubfoot was adopted in Uganda and Malawi, before spreading around Africa and to Asia, and the UK. What is the background? Describe what happened in the project Clubfoot is a congenital condition that occurs in approximately one in every 5/600 births in sub-Saharan Africa. If not treated it deteriorates …

Our Partners

We are delighted to bring this challenge to you in collaboration with Mind, the Centre for Global Mental Health, NYU’s Program in Global Mental Health, the Institute for Health Improvement, the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine and Maudsley International. The Centre for Global Mental Health (CGMH) is a partnership between the London School …

The Challenge

Turning the World Upside Down – Mental Health Challenge is an open competition to celebrate projects, practices and ideas from low and middle income countries, which could be effectively applied to the major health challenges faced by high income countries. Submit a case study to share your work and have the chance to pitch your …

Mental Health

The Mental Health Challenge was our first themed competition to celebrate projects, practices and ideas from low and middle income countries, which can be effectively applied to the major health challenges faced by high income countries. The goal of the challenge was to collect, promote and celebrate alternative approaches to mental health from low and middle income countries. …