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 International relief and development (IRD)
  EMC Provides mental health care services to the public, especially to victims of war ,mass causalities, disaster and conflict situations and suicides attempts including diagnosis, psychotherapy, medication and follow up, EMC has signed a memorandum of understanding with IRD (international relief and development) for the program of Iraq Mental health Initiative (IMHI) on February 16, 2009 for a period of 10 months.

The main objectives under the IMHI were to increase the capacity of Iraqi service providers to meet the mental health and psychosocial needs of conflict victims, to improve the quality of mental health and psychosocial  service provision, to reduce the stigma and the discrimination associated with mental illness by implementing a national level advocacy and information campaign and to increase access of vulnerable populations to mental health services.

Through this program 80 junior house officers and psychiatry residents rotated through the Emergency hospital and burn units to be trained in consultation psychiatry and psychiatry care delivery to trauma victim, the program successfully achieved its goals and sustained and psychiatric care are provided with professional psychiatrist doctors working with Emergency hospital.




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