Christopher Dowrick, chair of the WONCA Working Party on Mental Health reports on the WHO Mental Health Forum: Geneva, 14-15 October 2019
I was delighted to participate once again in this annual event, together with WONCA colleagues Gabby Ivbijaro and Abdullah Al-Khatami. It was an excellent networking and information sharing event, highlighting important developments in global mental health.
Key issues of relevance to WONCA Working Party for Mental Health:
• WHO Special Initiative for Mental Health (2019-2023), seeking to ensure universal health coverage including access to quality and affordable care for mental health conditions in 12 priority countries to 100 million more people.
o There were fascinating presentations on how this can work in practice, from Rabih el Chammay in Lebanon and Yuri Cutipe in Peru.
o We will soon know which 12 countries are selected…..more