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Prevalence of Depression among the Elderly Population in Rizal Province Using the Geriatric Depression Scale

Depression in the elderly is an important public health concern worldwide. It is a silent disorder that afflicts many of the elderly population. This study assesses the use of a simple, easily administered screening instrument, The Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form 15, to detect depression among Filipino elderly in Rizal, Philippines.

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GHF2006 – Interview with Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997) and more recently United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002) shared with the conference team some of the main challenges at hand when it comes to access to health for all: accountability, financing, the brain drain and the responsibility of those who have the means […]

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