Wietse Tol

Job role: 
Assistant Professor
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Population: 
Humanitarian and conflict health
Country: 
Afghanistan

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Can mental health treatments help prevent or reduce intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries?

This systematic review identified few studies evaluating the impact of mental health treatments on the prevention or reduction of intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries despite epidemiological research suggesting that this would be a beneficial direction for research and intervention. The conclusion calls for further research in diverse settings and with diverse populations.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Detection and diagnosis
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Nguvu - Reducing Partner Violence and Psychological Distress among Refugees in Tanzania

Development and pilot evaluation of an integrated intervention that targets IPV and its psycho-social health consequences in a refugee camp within a low-income setting.
Region: 
Africa
Population: 
Adults
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
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Monitoring and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial support programs in humanitarian settings

This scoping review is an evaluation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks for mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programs in humanitarian settings.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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Focused psychosocial interventions for children in low-resource humanitarian settings

This systematic review is the first study that systematically assessed randomised controlled trials on focused psychosocial support interventions for children exposed to traumatic events in humanitarian settings in low-income countries.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Human rights
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Improving mental health care in humanitarian crises

A panel of experts discusses effective mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) approaches in humanitarian contexts and translating this into good practice along with the barriers to implementing MHPSS interventions for people affected by humanitarian crises.
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Disorder: 
All disorders
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How to Assess Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs and Resources in Emergency Settings

In this webinar Drs Inka Weissbecker and Wietse A. Tol shared their knowledge and personal examples on the WHO-UNHCR toolkit for humanitarian settings
Approach: 
Training, education and capacity building