A delegation from the General Department of Mental Health in the Ministry
of Health visited on Tuesday, June 1,
2021, Gaza Community Mental Health Programme as part of the efforts done to
promote cooperation between the two sides to provide more integrated mental
health services to the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip.
The delegation included
Dr Yehya Khader, Director of the General Department of Mental health; and Mr
Hisham Abu Mudalal, Mr Saed Abu Al-Kas, and Mr Raed Elayan from the
Coordination Unit at the MH department.
During their meeting
with GCMHP Director General, Dr Yasser Abu Jamei, and Mr Qusai Abu Odei, Director
of External Relations, the delegates were briefed about GCMHP’s current and
future activities which are being done within the framework of the emergency response
to the crisis caused by the recent
offensive against the Gaza Strip. They also
discussed ways of dealing with the challenges that mental health workers face
during their provision of services.
GCMHP continues to organize
and network with all local and international organisations active in the field
of MH and HR to meet the increasing demand on mental health services.