Dr Edward Nahim

Dr Edward Nahim

Speaker

Dr Edward Nahim is the sole psychiatrist in Sierra Leone, West Africa and has worked in the field for over 30 years. His is the nation’s leading mental health expert. He had a key role in demobilising child and adult soldiers after the ten year civil war in Sierra Leone. He currently holds several positions including Consultant to the Government of Sierra Leone, Director of Sierra Leone Psychiatric Hospital and Medical and Dental Registrar. Dr Nahim contributed to the development of the World Health Organisation’s Rapid Assessment of Mental Health Needs of Refugees, Displaced and Other Populations Affected by Conflict and Post Conflict Situations. In 2004, in recognition of his work in mental health, Dr Nahim was recipient of the Commander of the Order of Rokel (COR), the second highest civilian award in Sierra Leone.