New leaders for WONCA Working Party on Mental Health

At the recent WONCA World conference in Prague, the WONCA Working Party on Mental Health elected new leaders to take them forward. Dr Luis Gálvez-Alcaraz, of Spain, is the new chair of the working party and Dr Abdullah Al-Khatami, of Saudi Arabia, is the new deputy chair.

Dr Luis Gálvez-Alcaraz (pictured) is a family and community physician who has worked in El Palo Health Center in Málaga, Spain, from 1985 to the present. In recent years, he has been involved in several projects and PhD thesis dealing with the Mental Health problems treated in Primary Care setting. Conference papers and book chapters on mental health and primary care are his current research interest.

Dr Abdullah Dukhail Al-Khathami is a consultant family and community physician working, since 2002, as supervisor of the Primary and Community Mental Health Program and the Director of Postgraduate Family Medicine program in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia (Ministry of Health).

Find out more about Drs Galvez and Al-Khatami here