Natalie Drew

Natalie Drew has been working at WHO since 1999. She is responsible for coordinating the work related to mental health, human rights and legislation. This involves overseeing the  WHO QualityRights Project, which aims to assist countries to assess quality and human rights in mental health facilities, build the capacity of mental health professionals, service users and families in the area of mental health and human rights, and provide technical and administrative support to people with mental disabilities to set up service user-led groups in order to be able to provide mutual support and information about human rights, undertake advocacy and campaigning, and participate in decision-making processes.

In her capacity as focal point for mental health and human rights within WHO, Ms Drew liaises and collaborates with other WHO Departments, UN technical agencies as well as international and regional organizations and NGOs working in the area of human rights.