Yasser Abujamei

Dr Abujamei is a psychiatrist with training from: The University of Birmingham, UK; the Free University-Berlin, Germany; the Islamic University of Gaza; the Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania; and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association, Israel. Dr Abujamei was a member of the Task Force that developed the Palestinian National Mental Health Strategy for 2015-2019. His work focuses on advocacy and policy change, integrating mental health and human rights, resilience, surviving torture and post-graduate mental health education.

He has been with the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme since 2004 playing different supervisory, clinical and research roles. He assumed the leadership of the institution in 2014 and continues to serve as the general director overseeing the general operations of the programme in providing a world class mental health care with the limited resources available.

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