Gaza Community Mental Health Programme has carried out on
Wednesday, March 4, 2021 a set of psychosocial activities that included free
medical days and training sessions in mental health.
The activities were implemented in cooperation between GCMHP and
the Mental Health General Administration of the Ministry of Health, through Project
‘Unblocking the Future’ which is run by Physicians for Human Rights and funded
by the European Union.
A group of physicians from Physicians for Human Rights arrived
in the Gaza Strip, where provided their services.
In different community based organizations across the Gaza Strip,
the activities were implemented. In Jabalia Refugee Camp, in the north, 2 free
medical days were held in Women’s Health Centre of the Red Crescent Society of
the Gaza Strip. In Al-Bureij Camp, in the middle of the Gaza Strip, another 2 free
medical days were conducted. Around 300 women and children benefited from these
days, through receiving medical assistance in gynecology, family medicine,
internal medicine and endocrinology.
Besides, 3 training workshops were provided for 70 professioanls working in the
Ministry of Health and Gaza Community Mental Health Programme. The training included
Incident Reduction’; Wechsler Test; and Woodcock–Johnson Test.
During the activity days, Dr Yasser Abu Jamei, GCMHP General
Director, and Dr Salah Al-Haj Yehia, head of the medical team, and Mr Qusai Abu
Odei, GCMHP Director of External Relations and Fund Raising Department closely
followed the work process through field visits to the places where the
activities took place.