UNIVERSAL HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH COVERAGE FOR ALL CONGESS 12TH – 14TH DECEMBER 2018 – VALLETTA, MALTA
UNIVERSAL HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH COVERAGE FOR ALL CONGESS
12TH – 14TH DECEMBER 2018 – VALLETTA, MALTA
It gives me great pleasure as a Wonca Fellow and Joint President of this congress to inform you that you can still submit abstracts until 3 November 2018.
Primary care is very important in defining how mental health access should look globally and you, as Wonca members have a say in this. The majority of mental health patients and their families see you first when things start to go wrong with their mental health well-being. You are also in the forefront of mental health promotion globally therefore come and join the discourse at the Universal Health and Mental Health Coverage for All Congess taking place on 12th to 14th December 2018 in Valletta, Malta.
On the 40th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration people interested in global mental health have been very busy defining what it is and promoting its importance so that it is not forgotten.
Some of the key ingredients for successful global mental health for our populations include being able to prioritise mental health as part of total health delivery, ensuring the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental illness, promoting and achieving equity of health for the global population that is fair and non-discriminatory irrespective of age and gender. This cannot be achieved without each and every one of us making our own individual contribution either as clinicians, researchers, mental health service users/patients or mental health advocates.
Our Malta Congress will provide an opportunity for people to share ideas, learn from one another and make a call to action so that we can move aspiration closer to reality.
If you have not yet registered please visit the website using this link: http://www.uhmhcongress2018.net/
Please take a look at the Congress programme which is led by a range of renowned internationally recognised practitioners and speakers including: Prof. Amanda Howe, Prof. Chris Dowrick, Prof. Shekhar Saxena, Dr. Dan Chisholm, Dr. Tarun Dua, Prof. Sir David Goldberg, Prof. Norman Sartorius, Prof. Helen Herrman, Prof. Eliot Sorel, Prof. Roy Kallivayalli, Prof. John Oldham, Prof. Michelle Riba, Prof. Jean-Luc Roelandt, Ms. Claire Brooks, Dr. Anton Grech, Dr. Afzal Javed, Prof. Allan Tasman, Prof. Pierre Thomas, Dr. Alberto Trimboli and Prof. Rahn Bailey. Their abstracts can be found on the website using this link:
Our institutional partners include the Wonca, WPA, WFMH, WASP, World Dignity Project and Conventions Malta.
It promises to be a great opportunity for networking, learning together and making a difference,
We look forward meeting you there.
Professor Gabriel Ivbijaro MBE
Joint Congress President