IAC at the World Health Organization Forum

WHO Meeting

At the 2018 World Health Organization (WHO) Mental Health Forum, IAC President, Dr. Dione Mifsud, and IAC CEO, Naoise Kelly, were very pleased to meet Dr. Devorah Kestel, the new Director of the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MSD).

The WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) aims at scaling up services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders for countries especially with low- and middle-income. The programme asserts that with proper care, psychosocial assistance and medication, tens of millions could be treated for depression, schizophrenia, and epilepsy, prevented from suicide and begin to lead normal lives– even where resources are scarce.

Furthe Information on WHO and the mhGAP programme can be seen HERE.

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