Former Fogarty Fellow Named as Indonesia’s Director of Mental Health
27 Jun 2010Dr. Irmansyah, a former fellow in the Fogarty International Center-sponsored Program in International Mental Health, was recently named Indonesia’s Director of Mental Health. The FIC newsletter, Global Health Matters, reported the Indonesian Ministry of Health is establishing a Center for Mental Health which will support Dr. Irmansyah’s ability to improve the circumstances of schizophrenics, reduce stigma associated with mental illness, and effect other social and policy changes. Dr. Irmansyah credits his fellowship in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine with providing useful tools for his research and leadership. The story also quotes Byron Good. See the story in Global Health Matters.