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Seminar on Mental Health of War-affected Youths

Dr. Elizabeth Newnham (right) and Prof. Sian Griffiths, Professor of Public Health

Dr. Elizabeth Newnham, 2013 regional research fellow, the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) of the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, hosted a seminar on the long-term mental health impact of child-soldiers and war-affected youths in post-conflict settings to over 50 faculties, research fellows, and postgraduate students from various disciplines on 6 March.

Dr. Newnham is concurrently research associate of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health and the School of Psychology of the University of Western Australia. She shared her experience and research findings from a community-based mental health project that she directed in post-conflict Sierra Leone, which focused on helping war-affected-youths in low-resource settings to rehabilitate and reintegrate into their communities.