With the purpose of opening
channels of cooperation, a delegation from Hope and Peace Cancer Hospital Project
resided by Eng. Imad Almasri visited Gaza Community Mental Health Programme.
The delegation was received
by both Director General of GCMHO, Dr Yasser Abu Jamei, and Director of
External Relations and Resource Development, Mr Qusai Abu Odei.
During the meeting, the
delegation introduced the services and the activities of their charity, explaining
that there was a dire need for providing mental health support for the patients
and their families and that the charity is looking forward to cooperate with
GCMHP in this regard.
Dr Abu Jamei, on his part,
talked about GCMHP services and its social role and reassured the delegation
that they will provide all that is needed of specialized services on whether on
the level of counselling, psychotherapy, awareness raising, capacity building
or early psychological intervention for the patients, their families or the
health care providers.
The first outcome of the
meeting was arranging an online awareness session for the medical staff members
about how to deal with cancer patients and their families.