Shekhar Saxena, MD

Director

Dr Saxena is a psychiatrist by training, working at World Health Organization since 1998. His responsibilities include evaluating evidence on effective public health measures and providing advice and technical assistance to ministries of health on mental, developmental, neurological and substance abuse issues and establishing partnerships with academic centers and civil society organizations. Dr Saxena is leading WHO’s work to implement the Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2013.