Preparations underway for the second international conference on Mental Health in Ciego de Avila

Embassy of the Cooperative Republic of Cuba (January 4, 2018)

The Guyana Embassy in Cuba is working actively with the Guyana Foundation and the University of Medical Sciences of Ciego de Avila in supporting, coordinating and promoting the Second International Conference on Mental Health, Drug Abuse, Suicide and Domestic Violence which will be held at the Play Coco Hotel in the Province of Ciego de Avila on January 17-19, 2018

The Founder and President of the Guyana Foundation, Ms. Supriya Singh-Bodden, CCH, is expected to arrive in Cuba next week to meet with Dr. Angel Batista Diaz, Rector of the University of Medical Sciences of Ciego de Avila, and his Team which includes MSc Nathaly Duenas Lopez, President of the Avilanian Chapter of Health Psychology; Dr. Eva de la Nunez Ramos, Academic Vice-Rector and Vice-President; and Dr. Lourdes Alvarez Lopez, Head of the International Relations Department of the University, among others.

The Guyana Foundation is a Co-Sponsor of the Second International Conference and an international advocate against suicide, drug abuse and domestic violence.

According to Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, His Excellency Halim Majeed, this Conference will be larger than last year’s event. It will be attracting participants from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Iran, among others. A number of Ambassadors accredited to Cuba will also be attending.

The Program will field Seminars and Workshops dealing with:

Violence Against Women in the Family and its Impact on Child Abuse;

Suicide and Addictions;

The Repercussions of Addictions on the Quality of Life;

Prevention of Alterations in Child Development; and

The Promotion of Health and Prevention of Behavior Associated with Suicide.

Ms. Supriya Singh-Bodden is seen here with Dr. Angel Batista Diaz formally signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the Guyana Foundation and the University of Medical Sciences of Ciego de Avila.

Ms. Supriya Singh-Bodden is seen here with Dr. Angel Batista Diaz formally signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the Guyana Foundation and the University of Medical Sciences of Ciego de Avila.

Dr. Batista Diaz (left) has presented tokens of appreciation to Ms. Singh-Bodden and Ambassador Majeed (extreme right).

Dr. Batista Diaz (left) has presented tokens of appreciation to Ms. Singh-Bodden and Ambassador Majeed (extreme right).