On August 6th, Chiara Servili, a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) team on child and adolescent mental health in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and Andy Shih, Autism Speaks’ senior vice president for scientific affairs, will provide practical advice on how to better respond to the mental health needs of children and their families through a health systems approach.
The 45-minute webinar will take place on Thursday, August 6, at 10 am ET. Please email MHIN@lshtm.ac.uk with your name, country of residence and affiliated organization to register.
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About the Guests
Chiara Servili is the focal point for child and adolescent mental health in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization's headquarters office, based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Prior to joining the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in 2010, she worked in WHO's Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development and served the organization in the African and Eastern Mediterranean regions.
Andy Shih, Autism Speaks’ senior vice president for scientific affairs works closely with members of Autism Speaks’ Board, Scientific Advisory Committee, senior staff and volunteer leadership to develop and implement the organization’s research program. He oversees the public health portfolio, which includes Autism Speaks' Global Autism Public Health Initiative, an international advocacy and development effort currently active in over 60 countries that integrates awareness, research and service development. Andy and his team serve as technical advisor to ministries and other government agencies by facilitating multi-stakeholder collaboration and sourcing needed content expertise and other technical resources with the goal of delivering community-based feasible, cost-effective and sustainable solutions.