In order to explore methods of
cooperation in referrals and provision of specialized mental health
interventions, a delegation from Médecins Sans Frontières – Belgium, presided by Ms Tove Ringmar visited on Wednesday,
March 17, 2021 Gaza Community Mental Health Programme .
The delegation was received by
each of Mr Qusai Abu Odei, Director of External Relations Department; and Ms
Aisha Al-Basyouni, Head of Project Unit, who briefed them on the history of
mental health services in the Gaza Strip up to the current state. In addition,
they presented the services provided by GCMHP and the mechanisms of receiving
and intervening with the cases as well as the referral methods.
On their part, the MSF – Belgium
delegation presented the services they provide at Al-Awda Hospital, starting
from the stage of receiving the patients till they are discharged, going
through all the essential services they offer for them.
The meeting resulted in setting
the guidelines and the general arrangements for the reception of the cases
referred by MSF – Belgium by GCMHP to provide them with the needed