Fahmy Hanna

Job role: 
Technical Officer, WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Member type: 
Policy Maker
Brief Biography: 

Dr Hanna, a qualified medical doctor and psychiatrist from Egypt, he received his post graduate certificates and trainings in Egypt, UK, India and Italy. Dr Hanna has more than a decade of experience in mental health services and its development in low and middle income settings. He most recently has served at the WHO office in Damascus /Syria as a Technical officer on mental health during the current crisis in the country; He previously worked at the WHO office in Libya from 2011 to 2014 as a mental health advisor providing technical support for designing and implementing a successful scale up program for mental health and psychosocial services during the conflict and in the post conflict phase. He also served at WHO EMRO office as Technical officer on mental health and substance abuse during 2010-2011 with a focus in his work on mental health of Displaced Iraqis in the region. Dr Hanna, during his career, had visited and provided technical consultations for a wide range of programs on mental health and health of special groups with different donor agencies, Academic institutes ,UN and NGOs in many countries including Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Iran, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Before this, he also served in several strategic positions at the Mental Health Department at Ministry of health in Egypt and supported the development and implementation of the national mental health information system and the national advocacy campaign for people with mental disabilities in Egypt

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Country: 
Switzerland

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Alcohol and substance use in humanitarian and post-conflict situations

This article presents an overview of the problem and existing assessment and intervention tools to address substance use in conflict and post-conflict situations and provides a set of recommendations to address this important public health matter.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Human rights
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
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WHO toolkit for the care and support of people affected by Zika

This WHO Toolkit is for the care and support of people affected by the complications associated with Zika virus with the goal of enhancing country preparedness for Zika virus outbreaks.
Page type: 
Implementation
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Task sharing
Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
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The magnitude of and health system responses to the mental health treatment gap in adults in India and China

A systematic review paper in the China-India Mental Health Alliance Series, describing the unmet mental health needs in China and India.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Advocacy
Training, education and capacity building
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MHIN Knowledge Exchange Strategy: 2014-2017

To guide the process of knowledge creation and dissemination among the different actors with the global mental health sphere over the coming years, this document sets out a Knowledge Exchange strategy for MHIN’s activities and stakeholders
Page type: 
Implementation
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Empowerment and service user involvement
Training, education and capacity building
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The Mental Health Integration Toolkit: An initiative to improve mental health integration programs within humanitarian settings

In celebration of the launch of International Medical Corps' (IMC) Toolkit for Mental Health Integration, MHIN interviewed Ashley Leichner (IMC), Zeinab Hijazi (UNICEF) and Fahmy Hanna (WHO), all of whom played a critical role in the development process of the Toolkit to share their insight on how the Toolkit was designed and developed, as well as its potential to improve and expand the horizons of mental health integration initiatives within humanitarian settings.
Approach: 
Task sharing
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Disorder: 
All disorders
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What is the Mental Health Integration Toolkit and How to Use it - Learn here!

This blog was written by the Technical Advisory Group for the Mental Health Integration in Humanitarian Settings Toolkit, developed by International Medical Corps. The blog discusses what role the Toolkit will play for the future of mental health integration in humanitarian settings, how it works to close gaps in mental health service delivery and how the Toolkit can be utilized by the different target audiences at different stages of set up.
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WHO Migration and Health Webinar: Mental health of refugees and migrants myths and realities

This webinar is part of a 'Migration and Health Webinar Series' developed by the WHO Knowledge Hub on Health and Migration. It explores the myths surrounding the mental health of people on the move, showcases successful interventions and responses, and critically examines current policy options for addressing this area.
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Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Disorder: 
All disorders
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[Series] Ask the Policy Expert: Cinthia Lociks de Araújo on Strengthening information systems and research, Brazil [in Spanish]

The 4th instalment in the series, presented by Cinthia Lockis of the Brazil MoH, focused on strengthening information systems, evidence, and research for mental health.
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Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Technology
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[New Series] Ask the Policy Expert: Dr Tedla Wolde-Giorgis, Ethiopia

Reforming Mental Health Services in Ethiopia to develop affordable, accessible and acceptable mental health services for all.
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Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Disorder: 
All disorders
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Global Mental Health: How are we doing?

Drs Shekhar Saxena, Dan Chisholm and Fahmy Hanna talk about key messages from the World Health Organization's Mental Health Atlas.
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Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Disorder: 
All disorders
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WHO QualityRights Project: Addressing a Hidden Human Rights Emergency

Drs Michelle Funk and Fahmy Hanna, and Ms Natalie Drew discuss WHO's recent response to human rights violations, stigma and discrimination towards those with mental and psychosocial disabilities