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MPA Women’s Mental Health Chapter

Date: 25 June 2008

The mission of the Chapter is:
  • To improve the mental health of women in Malaysia.
  • To expand the fund of knowledge about Women’s Mental Health.
  • To promote gender-sensitive and autonomy-enhancing mental health services for women.
The objectives of the Chapter are:
  • To create a network of national and international societies devoted to mental health of women.
  • Through collaboration and networks, to promote research into:
    • The social, economic, ethical, legal, cultural, psychological and biological factors, which affect Women’s Mental Health.
    • Women’s roles in marriage, family and society, and the effects on mental health.
    • The causes, effects and elimination of domestic violence and abuse of women.
    • The causes, treatment and prevention of mental diseases or disorders that are specific, more prevalent, more severe or have different risk factors or outcomes in women.
    • Gender-specific effects of treatment.
    • Basic sciences pertinent to gender difference and female biology.
  • To act as an advocate for Women’s Mental Health, for
    • The elimination of conditions that are harmful to Women’s Mental Health.
    • Better medical education and public information about Women’s Mental Health.
    • The appropriate representation of women in research, education and organizations concerned with Women’s Mental Health
Planned activities:

Activities of the Chapter will include, but will not be limited to:
  • Promotion of research through the development of national, international networks and focused workshops.
  • The organization of conferences and symposia, to which all individuals, societies and organisations concerned with Women’s Mental Health are invited.
  • Circulation of information about Women’s Mental Health, through the World Wide Web, MPA website, the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry and other publications.
  • Education of clinicians and the public through educational workshops as well as printed and electronic material.
  • Collaboration with advocacy groups.
Committe members:

Professsor Dr Nor Zuraida Zainal
Associate Professor Dr Aili Hanim Hashim
Dr Salina Abdul Aziz
Dr Norhayati Ali
Dr Hazlin Lockman
Dr Ruzanna
Dr Marhani
Dr Asrenee Abd Razak


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