The Americas Ministerial Summit Oct 2019

21 Aug 2019

In October 2019, the Ministers of Health from the Americas will have their 57th annual meeting in Washington D.C. under the auspices of PAHO/WHO. As part of the meeting, for the first time in its history there will be a side event on mental health that will be opened by the Ministers of Health from Argentina, Chile, and Peru.

This is a major achievement that shows the commitment of countries in the region to initiate a renewed process leading to the proposal for an ambitious program to reduce the treatment gap for mental disorders. Professor Araya, King's College London Director of the CGMH, is pleased to be among the organizers of this event.

He is pictured here with other members of organizing committee, Head of Mental Health Units from the Ministries of Argentina, Dr Luciano Grasso, and Chile, Dr Matias Irarrazabal as well as other Ministerial officers at a meeting in Buenos Aires in August 2019.