MoH-Gaza Holds the Third Mental Health Conference entitled “Peace with Self… Reality and Practice

Sponsored by Physicians for Human Rights

MoH-Gaza Holds the Third Mental Health Conference entitled “Peace with Self… Reality and Practice”

Ministry of Health held the third Mental Health Conference entitled ” Peace with Self… Reality and Practice” organized by the General Department of Mental Health, and sponsored by Physicians for Human Rights.

The conference was attended by Assistant Deputy Ministry of Health Dr.Medhat Muheisen and Assistant Deputy Eng. Osama Qassem in addition to government officials, decision-makers, representatives of Physicians for Human Rights, and media reporters.

General Directorate of Mental Health has witnessed a great development during the past years through the development of its cadres, this is presented through the psychological support units allocated in three hospitals, namely Nasser Medical Complex, Al-Aqsa  Hospital, and the Indonesian hospital, hoping to apply this program in all hospitals, said Dr. Muheisen.

Director-General of the General Department of Mental Health Dr. Yahya Khader appreciates Physicians for Human Rights Organization efforts’ along with the international institution’s that support the various mental health programs that serve citizens and provide them with psychological support under the blockades on the Gaza Strip.

The conference participants had several recommendations including establishing addiction treatment centers,  battered women exemption from treatment fees, promote networking among various national and local constituencies to cooperate in reducing the violence imposed on them,  the attempt to reduce unemployment and to encourage youth participation in various activities.