Mental Health Department, Ministry of Public Health, Kabul, Afghanistan
Sayed Azimi, MD, DPM
Psychiatrist and Mental Health Consultant, Mental Health Department, Ministry of Public Health, Kabul, Afghanistan
Dr Sayed Azimi is born on 21st March 1958. He was graduated from Kabul Medical Institute in December 1984. He worked as a General Practitioner in Nimroz Public Health Dept. from 1984 t0 1987, latter he joined Mental Health Dept. in Ministry of Public Health as Head of the Training Unit. In 1982 he completed his specialization in Psychological Medicine/General Psychiatry in National Institute of Mental Health & Neuroscience, in Bangalore, India. He joined Mental Health Dept. in 1992 as Head of Professional Service Development Unit. He worked with international organization such as MSF, WHO, HSSP- JPAIGO and IPSO also. His last assignment is with Ministry of Public Health as Mental Health consultant. He was a lecturer of Behavioral Science and Psychiatry in Balkh Medical Faculty from 1996-1998 and in Ibne SIna University from 1999-2001.
He has developed training modules on Mental Health for different category of Health staff e.g. GPs, Nurses, Community Health Workers and Psychosocial Counselors and has been an mean stay member of Mental Health Taskforce in the ministry. The training materials and Learning Resource Packages for Mental Health were developed by him. He also adapted WHO mhGAP manual and training module for Afghanistan and supervised translation of mhGAP manual and WHO Psychological First Aid.
He also contributed to development of Strategy on Integration Mental Health Into Primary Health Care 2004, Development of National Mental Health Strategy 2010-2014,WHO Mental Health Atlas 2005 etc. He completed WHO-AIMS report for Afghanistan and published it in 2006.
- Mental Health Care Reform in Afghanistan. Peter Ventevogel, Sayed Azimi, Sayed Jalal, Frank Kortmann; Journal of Ayob Medical College, 2005. http://www.ayubmed.edu.pk/JAMC/PAST/14-4/Peter.htm
- WHO-AIMS Report On Mental Health System In Afghanistan. WHO and Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health, 2006. http://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/Afghanistan_WHO_AIMS_Report.pdf
- Psychiatry in Afghanistan. Peter Ventevogel, Ruhullah Nassery, Sayed Azimi and H. Faiz. International Psychiatry, vol3, no 2, 2006. http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/PDF/IP3_2_Apr2006%20for%20web.pdf
- War and the Crisis of Mental Health in Afghanistan. Yousuf A. Rahimi and S. Azimi, International Psychiatry, Vol 9, No 3, Aug 2012. http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/IPv9n3.pdf