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Sara Ardila-Gómez

EV 2014, National University of Lanús, University of Buenos Aires. Currently chair EV4GH
 

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Mental Health in the Workplace: For too many people a contradictio in terminis in our (late-)capitalist world?

Every year, the World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10th. This year’s theme is Mental Health in the Workplace. The WHO acknowledges that an adverse working environment can lead to negative mental and physical outcomes, while also highlighting depression and anxiety as conditions that hamper productivity (with a substantial impact ...

Scientists: The future of Argentina?

One year ago Argentina voted for a change in government. After 12 years of Kirchnerism, 51% of the population voted for “the change”. The reasons for this are complex and diverse, but what can’t be denied is that the current president won the election with a mix of promises of change and conservation of the “good policies” of his prede...

Scientists: a new political (f)actor in Argentina

On November 22 the Argentinian people will elect their next president. The dispute is between Daniel Scioli, the candidate from the current government, and Mauricio Macri, the former major of Buenos Aires city who represents the opposition. The election has created great expectations, anxiety and even fear, not only among Argentines but also in ...

Health in Argentina after 12 years of “Kirchnerismo”

The end of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner´s government is near; time to assess the achievements of 12 years of the same government in Argentina, with (first) the late Néstor Kirchner and (then) his wife Cristina Kirchner. The Kirchners provoke passions: you either love them or hate them, and this makes an analysis of Argentina’s progress an...

Cambalache

Cambalache is the name of one of the most famous tango songs ever, composed during the world economic crisis in the 30s. A cambalache is a shop in which it is possible to buy almost anything and products are exposed in a rather chaotic way. The term is often used as a metaphor for the mess and loss of clear references in society in times of cris...

When you are not the minority anymore in the global health community: has the time for mental health finally come?

Mental health workers and activists have complained for many years about the marginal place of mental health on the public health agenda. Mental health has tended to be neglected among public health priorities and when included, it was more for rhetorical than factual reasons. But 2015 starts with two major surprises for mental health. First, in...