Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
World Health Organization (WHO)
Psychiatrist by training; about 30 years of experience in research and programme management, service delivery and information systems in the areas of mental health and neurological disorders, especially in low- and middle-income countries. One of the writers of the World Health Report-2001 on mental health and an editor and author in the Lancet Series on Global Mental Health-2007 and the Lancet Series on Global Mental Health-2011. Responsible for implementation of WHO's mental health Gap Action Programme.