Reconciling forest and tree conservation with food security

Forests and trees are a critical resource for human communities.

Forests and trees are a critical resource for human communities. However, conservation efforts to prevent biodiversity loss increasingly conflict with the rights and access of communities using forests for their livelihoods and crucially to meet their nutritional needs. Prof Terry Sunderland of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, has long pointed to the importance of forests in contributing to food […]

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Group support psychotherapy as a depression treatment in Uganda

The SEEK-GSP programme provides a comprehensive HIV care model in rural areas.

Dr Ethel Nakimuli-Mpungu at Makerere University in Uganda works toward making therapy more culturally appropriate, particularly for people living with HIV and depression. She has developed a highly cost-effective group support psychotherapy programme that can be delivered by lay health workers and which has been shown to dramatically reduce depression symptoms and improve adherence to anti-viral medication in those affected. […]

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Homelessness in Western Society: The Dark Side of The Moon

Homelessness in Western Society: The Dark Side of The Moon

Homelessness is becoming a relevant phenomenon in western nations despite improvements across economic and healthcare indices over the last decades. Dr Fabrizia Faustinella, Associate Professor at Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, has crafted a compelling documentary on homelessness exploring both its causes and consequences and giving a voice to those living on the streets. The documentary, entitled […]

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