Wietse A. Tol

I am interested in the interplay between science and practice in the development and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial support programs for populations in adversity in low- and middle-income countries.

With non-governmental and United Nations organizations, I have focused on strengthening needs assessments, monitoring and evaluation strategies, and conducting systematic reviews to identify best practices. In my mixed methods academic research I am particularly interested in (methods of) evaluating mental health promotion and preventive strategies. I have conducted research in Nepal, Burundi, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Timor-Leste.

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Integrating MHPSS for NCDs in Humanitarian Response (Coursera)

Dec 6th 2021
Integrating MHPSS for NCDs in Humanitarian Response (Coursera)
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Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – a group of conditions that include cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and mental ill-health– cause nearly 41 million deaths each year, representing almost 72 percent of all deaths globally. Today, NCDs are not only a problem of high-income countries as more than three-quarters [...]
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Major Depression in the Population: A Public Health Approach (Coursera)

Public Mental Health is the application of the principles of medicine and social science to prevent the occurrence of mental and behavioral disorders and to promote mental health of the population. This course illustrates the principles of public health applied to depressive disorder, including principles of epidemiology, transcultural psychiatry, [...]
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