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Depression observed on World Health Day

Causes of depression

4.Causes of depression

MASERU- Ministry of Health (MoH) last week Friday commemorated World Health Day with various government ministries under this year’s international theme which is ‘Depression’.

MoH said it aimed to teach them how to stay healthy and manage depression to limit chronic diseases and mental health disorder so as to improve public services provision by the government departments.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 300 million people globally are living with depression, an increase of over 18 percent between 2005 and 2015, just 10 years. WHO also says depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, and more than 80 percent of this disease’s burden is borne by low income or middle income countries.

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Youths want friendly health facilities

1 Prince Seeiso Berebg

1 Prince Seeiso Berebg Seeiso

MASERU- Children’s HIV care organisation, Sentebale on Friday launched a ‘Youth Must Lead’ programme to empower young people who are affected and infected by HIV and have their voices heard by decision makers. However, most of the youths say some health facilities are not friendly to their needs.

Giving the challenges that they meet that hinder themin accessing good health services, one of the youths, Thato Posholi, said besides government’s call for access to good health for  every citizen of this country, they always come across the opposite.

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