Rabih El Chammay

Job role: 
Head of Mental Health Program, Ministry of Public Health Lebanon
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Policy Maker
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

Dr. Rabih El Chammay is a psychiatrist at Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon where he currently teaches at the Faculty of Medicine. He has   special interest in Public mental health and more specifically in Refugee mental health.

He has been working on these topics in the MENA region with various UN agencies such as WHO, UNHCR and UNICEF and many iNGOs such International Medical Corps.

He is the head of the first national mental health programme at the ministry of public health in Lebanon. The programme will be focusing mainly for the first two years on up scaling the services to respond to the need of all the persons living in Lebanon including the Syrian and Palestinian refugees, developing a national strategy for mental health and pushing towards passing a mental health legislation.

 

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Population: 
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
All disorders
Country: 
Lebanon

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QualityRights Lebanon

To pilot an innovative QualityRights intervention in private facilities providing mental health services.
Region: 
Middle East
Population: 
Maternal and neonatal health
Children and adolescents
Adults
Older adults
Families and carers
Disability
Disorder: 
All disorders
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Step-by-step: e-mental health in Lebanon

Developing and testing a WHO brief and scalable psychological intervention delivered through the internet.
Region: 
Middle East
Population: 
Adults
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
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Nature Podcast: Special episode on Global Mental Health

Three experts discuss the evidence for mental health interventions, how to get help to the right people, and which problem, if solved, would help the most.
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[New Series] Ask the Policy Expert: Dr Rabih El Chammay, Lebanon

Against all odds, mental health reform in a country overwhelmed by a humanitarian crisis.
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Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Advocacy
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Disorder: 
All disorders