Third Psychiatric Nursing Course Inaugurated [Archives:2001/06/Local News]

February 5 2001

The Third Psychiatric Nursing Course was inaugurated last Saturday 3.2.2001 in the Psychiatric and Mental Health Hospital in Sanaa. The course was organized in collaboration with the British Council and funded by the British Embassy. Objectives of the course are: to improve the mental health & well being of the Yemeni people; to improve the quality of psychiatric care in Yemen; and specifically to train a batch of 30 male psychiatric nurses.
Mental health care is constrained by the lack of resources for mental health in Yemen but psychiatric nursing is now a key component of mental health care in every setting and there is a scarcity of qualified psychiatric nurses in Yemen.