April 19, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The World Bank Group and the Embassy of Canada, with the support of the World Health Organization and the Global Campaign for Mental Health, will host “Moving the needle: Mental health stories from around the world” April 19, 2018 at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
Patrick J Kennedy, founder of The Kennedy Forum, former Rhode Island Congressman, and international advocate for parity in mental health and substance use disorder treatment, will address the question: “What Does Justice Look Like for People with Mental Health and Addiction Challenges?” in a panel discussion taking place 5:10 – 6:00 p.m. Other panel participants will include Paula Gaviria, Human Rights Commissioner, Office of the President of Colombia; and Julio Frenk, President of the University of Miami and former Minister of Health of Mexico and Dean of the Harvard University School of Public Health.
To learn more about the World Bank Group’s initiatives on mental health, visit http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/mental-health.