15 July 2021


The webinar provided an updated review on the challenges and opportunities for countries of the global South in sustaining delivery of child and adolescent mental health services in the context of COVID-19 and in the post-pandemic period. The session brought three case studies to promote country-to-country learning on experiences, lessons learnt, and practical knowledge to bolster MHPSS within primary health care, universal health care, and other health services. Also, the session intended to discuss how governments, development agencies, international organizations, and other stakeholders can build strong partnerships to leverage SSTC in advancing child and adolescent mental health in order to help countries of the global South “build back better” in the context of COVID-19 and similar global crises.


  • Batool Fatima, Department of Mental Health and Substance Use, WHO
  • Ahmad Hajebi, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Iran
  • Liliana Ensisa, Ministry of Health, Argentina
  • Xu Jiannong, National Youth Hotline Call Center and Beijing Youth Legal and Psychological Counseling Service Center, China
  • Anselm Hennis, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, PAHO/WHO

Moderator: Andrés Franco, Public Partnerships Division, UNICEF

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Registrants: 260


Attendees: 103


Youtube views: 81

(until august/2021)