World Health Day 2017
Today is World Health Day. Falling on the anniversary of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) founding, World Health Day provides an opportunity to open up the conversation on global health. Each year, the WHO picks an aspect of global health to campaign for; this year, the focus is depression.
There are currently 300 million people living with depression worldwide. Some of those most in need of psychological services are the refugees who have fled Syria over the past six years. Access to mental health services is extremely limited to Syrian refugees. The WHO and various other organizations are working to change that.
Learn more about mental health services in the Syrian refugee crisis, or find out more about World Health Day and how the WHO is campaigning this year.
Consider supporting global health initiatives through our Global Health High Impact Fund.