Gaza Community Mental Health Programme conducted a regular
technical meeting with the Consortium of Donors on Wednesday, 21 Apri,l 2021.
The semi-virtual session aimed
at discussing some administrative and technical issues and providing a briefing
about the mental health situation in the Gaza Strip and COVID-19 updates.
The consortium representatives included Mr Thomas Jenatsch, Mr
Hussam Manna’, and Mr Saliba Ajrab, Ms Nadine Nammari, all of whom from the
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC); and Mr Marius Djupedal and Mr
Ghasan Al-Shakhsheer, from Norwegian Representative Office (NRO); and Ms.
Christina Itzell and Ms. Rolla Daghash, from the General Consulate of Sweden in Jerusalem.
Attended the meeting from the GCMHP
side Dr Yasser Abu Jamei, the General Director, Mr Qusai Abuodah, Director of
External Relations and Resources Development Department, Ms Rawya Hamam the
Director of Scientific Research and Training Department, as well as other heads
Dr Abu Jamei started the meeting by
welcoming the attendees and briefing them about the achievements made through last
year and how the Programme had been working to overcome the challenges,
especially those related to COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Jenatsch, Mr
and Ms Itzell
thanked the Programme for its continued efforts of providing psychosocial
support and interventions for the Palestinian community, expressing his
admiration for the cooperation and the great results of the work done by the
Ms Rawya, then provided an update on
the social and psychological situation of the people in the Gaza Strip, especially
in the context of current pandemic. She also explained the recent developments in
the Programme’s mental health interventions.
The meeting also included a discussion
and a review of the annual financial and narrative reports 2020, the last
external evaluation findings, and the internal and external audit process. The new
strategic planning process was also discussed by all attendees.
At the end of the meeting the
consortium of the donors thanked GCMHP for its hard work and dedication to
continue providing its important interventions to the Palestinian people in the