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Global Action on Mental Health Event in Seattle

October 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A new Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development discusses how countries can take action to address mental health equity and justice.

What does this mean for Seattle, for the region, and for our global action?

Join the University of Washington Department of Global Health for a lively conversation led by thought leaders from around the world about the intersections of mental health and key global priorities, and how Seattle can get involved.

The keynote address will be given by Shekhar Saxena, a Visiting Professor at Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health. He is a psychiatrist by training, and prior to his current position worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva for 20 years, where he served as the Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse from 2010 to 2018.

Featured speakers • Janice Cooper Director, Carter Center Liberia Mental Health Program • Simon Njuguna Director of Mental Health, Ministry of Health, Kenya • Chitra Hanstad CEO, World Relief Seattle • Elisha London Director, Global Campaign for Mental Health • Christopher J. L. Murray Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation • Roman Xu Executive Deputy Director, Sun Yat Sen Global Health Institute

Date: OCTOBER 19, 2-6 PM

Location: KANE HALL Room 225, University of Washington SEATTLE

For more information and to register click here.



October 19, 2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


University of Washington Department of Global Health


Kane Hall Room 225, University of Washington
4069 Spokane Ln
Seattle, WA 98105 United States
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