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Q&A: The impact of war on mental health

For World Humanitarian Day today, we speak to Bayard Roberts, director of the European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, and a member of the school’s Centre for Global Mental Health.
 
Drawing on his research in South Sudan and Uganda, Roberts explains some of the impacts of exposure to conflict on mental health and discusses the challenges to providing better mental health services, particularly for women and young people. He describes how research can help build stronger, more cost-effective and culturally appropriate mental health services, and he outlines ideas for how the international community could work more closely with researchers to provide these kinds of services to communities affected by war.  
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