|Haiti Celebrates World Mental Health Day|
The First Lady attends the commemoration
The celebration was held in the conference hall of the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) and attended by more than 130 people. First Lady Sofía Martelly presided, accompanied by the Minister of Health and PAHO/WHO representative Peter Graaff. Also present were the Director-General of the Ministry of Health, the Director of Health Promotion, the mental health focal point, PAHO/WHO staff, MSPP professional staff, psychiatric hospital personnel, representatives of national and international organizations, journalists, etc.
The Minister of Health officially accepts the report on
During the celebration, Peter Graaff, PAHO/WHO representative in
There is evidence that a growing number of people are in need of psychological support since the January 2010 earthquake.