Dr. Fahmy Hanna a qualified medical doctor and psychiatrist from Egypt, he received his postgraduate certificates and training 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 the Technical officer on mental health and substance abuse during 2010-2011 with a focus in his work on the 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.