2016, Policy Proposal

Ethically Augmenting Access to Appropriate Mental Health and Psychosocial Services (MHPS) for Adolescent Syrian Refugees in Jordan

HANNAH BROWN

Hannah seeks to increase access to appropriate mental health and psychosocial services for adolescent Syrian refugees in Jordan. This proposal drew upon Alex London’s Human Development Approach to humanitarian intervention in the developing world to augment access to appropriate mental health care for adolescent Syrian refugees in Jordan. London emphasizes equitable, directed, and “thoughtful distribution of scarce resources” and investment in “community social programs”.

Given this ethical framework, the overall conclusion of her project was to propose a pilot program in Jordan’s smallest refugee camp and a smaller northern Jordanian city that integrates general and psychological healthcare using mobile healthcare units.

2016 FIRST PRIZE WINNER (TIED)

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