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Abdel Hamid Afana
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Abdel Hamid Afana - Dr. Ph.D., graduated from University of Oslo. He is the President of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT)
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In his interview with CBC radio Canada, Dr. Abdelhamid Afana describes the mental health situation of Palestinian refugees, particularly women and children. ... See the Video Section -Top Right of the page... NEW

Abdel Hamid Afana

Abdel Hamid Afana, is a Dr. Ph.D., graduated from University of Oslo. He is the President of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), and Director of Training and Research Department at the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme.

Dr. Afana is one of the scholars who believe that mental health and human rights are inseparable and that mental health professionals have a role in community development and building bridges for peace through health. These ideas where reflected in his clinical, community work and publications. He is the founder of a postgraduate diploma in Community Mental Health and Human Rights.

Dr Afana is doing his postgraduate studies at McGill University, Canada analyzing culture, context and coping among refugees and immigrants in different contexts.

He is a member of national, regional and international organisations and professional bodies in fields related to health and human rights.

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