A delegation from the International
Committee of the Red Cross has held a meeting on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 with Gaza Community Mental Health
Programme to discuss a work plan that aims at developing medical personnel
working in rehabilitation and reform centers.
The meeting was attended by representatives from the Military Medical
Services Department and the Islamic University.
Both Mr Juan Carlos, Director of
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programs, and Mrs Nidaa Al-Zaim,
Director of the Medical Services Assistant Program, attended the meeting as
representatives for the ICRC. Dr Mohamed
Saleh, Director General of Medical Services; Mr Mohamed Awad, Assistant General
Manager, and Alaa Al-Habil, Director of
the Human Development Unit at the Military Medical Services attended the
meeting as representatives for their department. Representing the Islamic
University, Dr Ibrahim Al-Astal, Dean of the College of Education, attended the
The delegation was received by Dr Yasser Abu Jamei, Director General; Dr
Tayseer Diab, Deputy Director General for Professional Affairs; Mr Qusai Abu
Odei, Director of the Department of External Relations and Resource
Development; and Ms Rawya Hamam, Director of Training and Scientific Research
attendees discussed ways of cooperation in developing medical staff working in
the military medical services and developing a joint plan to provide medical professionals with the skills of providing
mental health services directly to inmates.