Harry Minas to assist Myanmar to develop National Mental Health Policy

A/Prof. Harry Minas was recently invited to assist Myanmar to develop its first national mental health policy, a process financially supported by the European Union and managed in Myanmar by HelpAge International in Myanmar. He visited Myanmar twice in June. The first visit was for discussions with the core mental health policy development group, the second to lead a national consultation workshop on the draft developed during the earlier visit. The next draft will be finalised during July and sent to the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) for comment. It is expected that a final draft will be submitted to MoHS in August for final approval and subsequent adoption.