Month: November 2022

Webinar: Improving inclusion of children living with a rare disease through curriculum transformation – 28 November 2022

Webinar: Improving inclusion of children living with a rare disease through curriculum transformation – 28 November 2022

UNESCO-IBE is organising a webinar on “Improving inclusion of children living with a rare disease through curriculum transformation”, co-organised with the Agrenska Foundation and Rare Diseases International and taking place on 28 November 2022 2:00-4:00 PM – Geneva time – (UTC+1).

Panelists:

  • Yao Ydo – Director, UNESCO-IBE
  • Anders Olauson – Founder and Chairman of Agrenska Foundation 
  • Flaminia Macchia – Executive Director of Rare Diseases International (RDI)  
  • Florence Migeon – UNESCO, Programme Specialist, Inclusive Education Expert
  • Gunilla Jaeger – Senior Advisor Agrenska Foundation
  • Carlos David Peña Aragon - Head of Social Networks, Federación Mexicana de Enfermedades Raras (FEMEXER), lives Gaucher disease (Mexico)  
  • Eda Selebatso - Founder of Botswana Organization For Rare Diseases (BORDIS) – Mother of two children living with different rare diseases (Botswana)  
  • Mark Rogers - Parent of a young adult living with DiGeorge Syndrome (New Zealand)
  • Nikita Van Dijk - University student and patient advocate living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (New Zealand)  
  • Robin Yoon - M.D. Candidate, Georgetown University School of Medicine (USA)  
  • Sook Yee Yap and Jaden Lim - We Care, Journey – mother and son, Jaden lives with Growth Hormone Deficiency and Pituitary Microadenoma (15), and his brother lives with SMA Type One (Malaysia)  

To attend the webinar, register here.

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Caribbean Youth Mental Health Call to Action

Caribbean Youth Mental Health Call to Action

Around the world, one in seven adolescents aged 10-19 years old experience a mental disorder, including depression, anxiety and behavioural disorders that limit their ability to live a full life as an adult. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated the challenges faced by young people accessing services and care to address their mental health. However, even long before the pandemic young people have continuously faced barriers and found themselves to be unsupported and suffering in silence from mental health illness.
 
Now, young people across the Caribbean region are speaking up and demanding action from leaders in the region to step up and prioritize the health of young people, because there is “No Health without Mental Health.”
 
The ‘Caribbean Youth Mental Health Call to Action’ highlights four key priorities for protecting young people’s mental health and well-being. They include

  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Regulations and policies
  • Services

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Learn more about the call to action

Pledge your support by signing onto the call to action

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BMJ Collection on Adolescent Well-being

BMJ Collection on Adolescent Well-being

The world’s 1.2 billion adolescents (young people aged 10-19 years) now represent almost 16% of the world’s population; yet this group has received limited attention from global agenda-setting initiatives, such as universal health coverage and sustainable development. This needs to be addressed, given that adolescence represents a critical period of the life course during which many factors contributing to lifelong well-being are set.

The BMJ, in collaboration with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), launched the first tranche of a special collection on adolescent well-being, arguing for greater priority to be placed on the needs and well-being of adolescents globally. This BMJ collection examines how the domains of adolescent well-being impact on future outcomes, and how these can be supported and promoted by evidence-based policymaking and programming. Within the collection, the argument is put forward that the world’s adolescents cannot be supported to reach their full potential without addressing the multidimensional nature of well-being in this group, and by working across sectors such as health and education.

Read the full collection here:
https://www.bmj.com/adolescent-wellbeing

Breaking down silos between health and education to improve adolescent well-being

In the article “Breaking down silos between health and education to improve adolescent well-being” Nicola Gray (co-Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education) and colleagues examine the mutual reinforcement of adolescent health and education, the challenges of intersectoral working, and the joint investment needed to secure well-being during adolescence, into adult life, and for the next generation.

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Webinar Towards a regional agenda for School Health Promotion in Latin America

Webinar Towards a regional agenda for School Health Promotion in Latin America

On 17 November 2022, 10.00 – 11.00 AST, 15.00 – 16.00 CET, the UNESCO Chair and WHO Collaborating Center Global Health & Education and the University of Puerto Rico, will organise the webinar: Towards a regional agenda for School Health Promotion in Latin America. The webinar will be held in Spanish.

Speakers are Dr Pilar Campos Estéban, Regional Health Promotion Advisor at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Dr Hiram V. Arroyo, Professor at the University of Puerto Rico. They will reflect on the significant progress and great experience in the development of new initiatives for School Health Promotion in Latin America. At this time we wish to take stock of the achievements and outline plans and actions for the future. Some of the questions and reflections of this webinar are:

  1. How relevant is it to outline the regional agenda in School Health Promotion (PSE) at the regional level?
  2. What affirmative steps are being taken at this time to strengthen PSE at the regional level?
  3. What should be the political, structural and programmatic priorities to configure the regional PES agenda?

Register here. Registration is free. After registering, you will receive a login link for the webinar.

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Webinar series

This webinar is the first of a series of five webinars around the theme “Towards a new agenda for School Health Promotion in Latin America and Spain”. The following webinars are planned:

DateTopic off the webinar
17 November 2022Towards a regional agenda for School Health Promotion in Latin America.
19 January 2023Assessment and opportunities to strengthen research in Health Promotion on children and adolescents in Latin America.
16 March 2023The curricular experience in School Health Promotion.
11 May 2023The Promotion and Education of Comprehensive Sexual Health in educational systems.
28 September 2023The importance of inserting the gender perspective in educational systems and school curricula.
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