Action Plan 2017-2020

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Message from the President

As we near the close of the 2017-2020 triennium, it is timely to reflect on the objectives we laid out at the beginning of my term as WPA President  and what we have been able to achieve in just under three years.

We commenced the term focused on WPA's contribution internationally to the representation, reputation, development and knowledge of psychiatry; the development of operational, project-based work that focuses on critical mental health topics at a global level; and on attracting new investment to support WPA's work, especially through partnerships and other relationships with organisations that share our objectives.

Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated Executive Committee, Board Representatives, Committees, Council and, of course, many of our members and trusted partners, we have been able to deliver a number of successful outcomes, details of which I include below.

In particular, I am pleased that, thanks to open communication channels, we have been able to respond more readily than ever before to the needs of our membership.  We have been able to 

Helen Herrman AO, WPA President

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