A delegation from the Iraq Sub-committee of the Board of
International Affairs of the college visited Iraqi Kurdistan 8-15
The delegation consisted of Majid Al-Yassiri, Riadh Abed,
Mohammed Al-Uzri and Rizgar Amin.
The purpose of the visit was to establish a link between the
college and mental health services within Iraqi Kurdistan through
the extension of the college senior volunteer scheme to that part
The delegation was warmly received by the top officials of the
Kurdistan Regional Government and by colleagues within the medical
schools, universities, nursing schools and mental health units.
We are hoping that the visit will lay the foundation for future
visits by college members through the senior volunteer scheme to
offer help and expertise to Iraqi Kurdistan in the areas of under
and postgraduate education, service planning and development as
well as direct clinical work.
This link can then become a model for a future link with mental
health services in the rest of Iraq when conditions there
Dr R Francis, Dr R T Abed, Dr M Al-Yassiri, Dr Ali
Saeed, Dr M Al-Uzri, Dr R Amin
Prof A Abdul-Wahab, Dr S Ali, Dr M Al-Uzri, Dr M
Al-Yassiri , Dr R T Abed, Dr R Amin
Dr M Al-Uzri