Café Palestine Fourteen with Dr Sami Owaida
speaking about the
Gaza Community Mental Health Programme
Dr Sami Owaida works in the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP) as a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is the director of the Gaza Community Centre.
Dr Owaida qualified in medicine in 1996 and joined the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP) in 1997. In 2007, he took up a residency in Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital where he became a specialist child and adolescent psychiatrist in 2011. As well as being a specialist clinician, Dr Owaida is a university lecturer and clinical supervisor, and a Mental Health Consultant for the WHO.
The Cafe started with music from three students at the Edward Said National Conservatory for Music in Bethlehem.