Seeking professional expertise in
capacity building and mental health services provision, Dr Ramadan Barakeh, visited
on Tuesday, January 26, Gaza Community Mental Health Programme as a representative
for Al-Azhar University.
Dr Ramadan’s visit aimed at
laying down the guidelines for establishing cooperation between his university
and GCMHP in capacity building, awareness raising as well as psychotherapy and
During the visit, he met with Mr
Qusai Abu Odei, Director of External Relations and Resource Development
Department; Ms Rawya Hamam, Director of Training and Scientific Research
Department; and Ms Inas Judeh, Head of Training Unit, each of whom explained
the work dynamics and services provided
by their departments and how these services are correlated with Gaza context
and the challenges that the people experience on a daily basis.
On his part, Dr Ramadam offered
his suggestions for the cooperation mechanisms based on what serves the youths’
needs and alleviate their sufferings.
At the end of the meeting the two
sides agreed on formulating a proposal of the activities in which they can
cooperate and decided to have a set of follow-up meetings.