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close this bookMental Health in Emergencies (WHO - OMS, 2003, 7 p.)
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View the documentAbove interventions are suggested for implementation in synergy with ongoing mental health system development priorities:
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Further information and feedback

For further information and feedback, please contact Dr Mark Van Ommeren (, tax: +41-22 791 4160), resource person within WHO on mental health in emergencies, in the team Mental Health: Evidence and Research (Coordinator: Dr Shekhar Saxena).

WHO regional advisors

WHO mental health emergency activities are implemented in collaboration with WHO's Regional Mental Health Advisors, namely:

Dr Vijay Chandra
WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
New Delhi, India

Dr Xiangdong Wang (a.i.)
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Manila, Philippines

Dr Custodia Mandlhate
WHO Regional Office for Africa
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Dr Claudio Miranda
WHO Regional Office for the Americas /
Pan American Health Organization
Washington, USA

Dr Ahmad Mohit
WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Cairo, Egypt

Dr Wolfgang Rutz
WHO Regional Office for Europe
Copenhagen, Denmark