This year's World Mental Health Day, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 poses a threat to mental health. Therefore, health professionals worldwide should be aware of this issue and learn about ways to mitigate this effect. The Mental Health & Covid-19 Issue Brief highlights several key documents from this context. A WHO survey found that COVID-19 disrupted mental health services in most countries, while the worldwide demand increased. Have a look in the Mental Health & Psychosocial Support category in the COVID-19 TOOLBOX and in our MENTAL HEALTH TOOLBOX.

MEDBOX Issue Brief

MEDBOX Issue Brief no.5 is now available: "Mental Health and Covid-19". The MEDBOX team started the new feature publishing issue briefs on different topics around COVID-19. Issue Brief no. 1 focused on "Masks and COVID-19", no.2 highlights important resources to promote Hand hygiene in times of COVID-19, no. 3 and 4 are focused on humanitarian aid and refugees: Migranten und Geflüchtete & COVID-19 in Deutschland, "Refugees, Internally Displaced People IDPs, Migrants & COVID-19".
The Issue Briefs are available in English, French, Portuguese or German. You can find all Issue Briefs here.

NEW: Playlist of African Songs to fight COVID-19

MEDBOX has gathered a selection of over 60 African hits from different countries into a play list with the aim of raising awareness on the diverse ways to fight COVID-19 in addition to a COVID-19 Toolbox with all the up to date information on the pandemic. Feel free to pass it onto your contacts, the poster can be printed and used in different settings such as cultural centers, hospitals and refugee camps. Access the COVID-19 African hits playlist here.

Empowerment and rhythm! Spread the music, not the virus!

MEDBOX 2.0 !

MEDBOX is now available in English, French, Spanish and Russian. Further, new features such as access to the country pages via a world map or improved search filters via Advanced Search are now available.

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