Building the evidence-base for mental health & NTD partnerships
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NTDs & mental health: strengthening collaboration on World Mental Health Day 2016

Despite large numbers of patients worldwide, communities affected by diseases of poverty remain largely neglected. Within this, mental health is the most neglected aspect of neglected diseases.

There is a great opportunity for the NTD & mental health communities to collaborate and address the long-term welfare of patients worldwide, both in terms of physical disabilities as well as mental health. 

This World Mental Health Day, we invite you to revisit & explore the following presentations on the tremendous opportunities for collaboration between the fields of mental health and NTDs. Three presentations from our ISNTD Coinfections & Comorbidities conference outline the collaborative advocacy agenda, existing & ongoing research and the gaps in evidence, as well as crucial work done by NGOs in this field: 


Pr. David Molyneux (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)
NTDs and Mental Health-recognizing the true burden of NTD morbidity

Pr. Gail Davey (Brighton & Sussex Medical School)
Disentangling depression and disability in NTDs: the example of podoconiosis
Dr. Julian Eaton (CBM International) 
Neglected Tropical Diseases & Mental Health

For further information, to share your work or explore partnership opportunities across NTDs & mental health, please email

Recorded at
ISNTD Coinfections & Comorbidities
April 29th 2016
Institute of Child Health

The ISNTD next meets on November 1st 2016 in London for ISNTD Water 2016 (water, sanitation & hygiene for global health). 

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