Technical Officer Department of Mental Health and Substance use WHO Geneva. Co-Chair IASC MHPSS Reference Group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies
Dr Fahmy Hanna MD, a psychiatrist by training, has more than 15 years of experience in mental health services and its development in low and middle-income settings. He served mainly at duty stations in countries affected by complex emergencies, including at the WHO offices in Syria and Libya.
In 2014, he moved full-time to WHO in Geneva, where his main areas of work include providing technical assistance to countries on mental health during emergencies and supporting governments and WHO partners in scaling up mental health care. Since July 2017, Dr Hanna is representing WHO as the co-chair of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies.