Shekhar Saxena

Shekhar Saxena
  • 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. Editor and author, Lancet Series on Global Mental Health 2007 and Lancet Series on Global Mental Health 2011. Responsible for implementation of WHO's mental health Gap Action Programme.