This publication presents the proceedings of the first Regional Conference on Mental Health that took place at the Dead Sea in Jordan on the 2nd and 3rd of October 2019, under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein.
The conference was opened by the head of the AICS Office in Amman Mr. Michele Morana and welcome remarks delivered by H. E. the Ambassador of Italy to Jordan Mr. Fabio Cassese, H. E. the Ministry of Health in Jordan Mr. Saad Jaber, AICS Director Mr. Luca Maestripieri, the Chair of the Committee on Foreign and EU Affairs of the Italian Chamber of Deputies Ms. Marta Grande, and WHO Jordan Representative Ms. Maria Cristina Profili. Closing remarks were delivered by Mr. Giorgio Marrapodi, General Director of the General Directorate for Development Cooperation (DGCS).
The head of the AICS Office in Beirut, Ms. Donatella Procesi, and the head of the AICS Office in Jerusalem, Ms. Cristina Natoli, partecipated to the conference, in consonance with the consolidated strategy of the Italian Cooperation in the MENA Region to promote regional dialogue, learning, collaboration and coordinated action.
The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation would like to express sincere appreciation to WHO Jordan and H. E. the Consul of Italy in Erbil Ms. Serena Muroni for the excellent support provided in organizing the conference.