Onaiza Qureshi

Job role: 
KE Officer and Platform Coordinator
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

Originally from Pakistan, I worked as a research associate on a community-based mental health project that used mhealth technology to screen and monitor treatment outcomes for depression and anxiety within urban populations in Karachi (Pakistan). As part of the same project I was also involved in integrating mental health services with the treatment of co-morbid chronic conditions (such as Tuberculosis and Diabetes) in Karachi’s public healthcare settings. 

After completing my MSc in Global Mental Health ('17) I now work as Knowledge Exchange Officer and Platform Coordinator at the Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN) where I am responsible for coordinating the multiple functions of the Network including (but not limited to) the development and commissioning of web content, knowledge exchange products and providing ongoing support to MHIN's regional hubs. 

My interests include: mhealth technologies for mental health, implementation science and community-based mental health programmes (LMICs). 

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Asia
Setting: 
Community
Primary care
Population: 
Maternal and neonatal health
Adults
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
Child behavioural and developmental disorders
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Self-harm/suicide
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

My contributions

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Policy Brief: Mental health for global prosperity

MHIN policy brief prepared for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos 2019.
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Advocacy
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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Policy Brief: The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development

MHIN policy brief prepared for the launch of the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development, published on World Mental Health Day 2018.
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Approach: 
Advocacy
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Policy Brief on Mental Health and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

MHIN policy brief prepared for "Time to Act on Global Mental Health", an event held in New York during the 2018 United Nations General Assembly.
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Approach: 
Advocacy
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A call to action for evidence-based mental health campaigning

Speak Your Mind and the Mental Health Innovation Network worked together with national leads to develop eight country profiles to inform campaigning work at a national level. This blog presents a summary of the key findings across all eight countries.
Author(s): 
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Appel à histoires (fermé) : Nous aimerions entendre vos histoires liées à la prestation de soutien en santé mentale pendant la pandémie du COVID-19

Le Mental Health Innovation Network, en collaboration avec le Département de la Santé mentale et des Toxicomanies de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, lance un appel à soumission d’expériences globales de professionnels travaillant sans relâche pour assurer du soutien en santé mentale et en protection sociale tout en faisant face à la pandémie. Les services peuvent s’adresser aux personnes touchées par la pandémie ou aux personnes souffrant de troubles préexistants de santé mentale, ou encore à des handicapés psychosociaux.
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Convocatoria de historias: Queremos escuchar sus experiencias brindando apoyo en salud mental durante la pandemia de COVID-19

La Red de Innovación en Salud Mental (MHIN), en colaboración con el Departamento de Salud Mental y Uso de Sustancias de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, hace un llamado a la presentación de experiencias globales de proveedores de salud mental y asistencia social involucrados en el apoyo de salud mental a las personas durante el brote de COVID-19, personas afectadas por el brote, o personas con afecciones de salud mental preexistentes o discapacidades psicosociales.
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Call for stories (closed): We want to hear your experiences with delivering mental health support during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Mental Health Innovation Network, in collaboration with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Use at the World Health Organization, is calling for submission of global experiences of mental health and social care providers involved in mental health support to people during the COVID-19 outbreak either people affected by the outbreak or people with pre-existing mental health conditions or psychosocial disabilities.
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Mapping out a 'blueprint' for mental health advocacy

This blog introduces the BluePrint Group, an open membership organisation for individuals and organisations from a wide variety of backgrounds who are committed to catalysing action through consensus on policy priorities, clear communications and joint messaging for targeted events and decision-makers. The aim is to increase political and financial support for mental health at global and national level.
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#PRIMERPCLondon Podcast Series: PRIME Ethiopia

PRIME Ethiopia Principal Investigator, Dr Abebaw Fekadu, on the programme's impact in the Sodo district for the past eight years.
Approach: 
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Disorder: 
All disorders
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#PRIMERPCLondon Podcast Series: PRIME Uganda

In this podcast, MHIN chats to Dr Fred Kigozi from PRIME Uganda about the impact the programme has had in Kamuli, which is a rural district in Eastern Uganda.
Approach: 
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Disorder: 
All disorders
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#PRIMERPCLondon Podcast Series: PRIME India

Vaibhav Murhar, project director for PRIME India shares lessons learned after 8 years of programme implementation.
Contributor(s): 
Approach: 
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Disorder: 
All disorders
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#PRIMERPCLondon Podcast Series: PRIME Nepal

In this podcast, Dr. Mark Jordans, the Principle Investigator for PRIME Nepal shares insights on the drivers, challenges and lessons learned after 8 years of programme implementation.
Approach: 
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Disorder: 
All disorders