IRODA had a priviledje to meet Dr Karim Rajput, from Birmingham, UK in Tajikistan this summer, when he started to meet famiies. This October was devoted to the doctors and the process of the assessment of children with developmental disorders and interviewing parents during this assessments. The mhGAP steps on assesments was practiced with general family doctors, pdiatricicans and neurologists. The secod part of workshop was devoted to ASD treatment and the role of pschyhiatrist in supporting the family,who has a child with ASD.
Dr Karim Rajput has substantial and extensive experience of practicing psychiatry extended over 20 years. He is currently an inpatient Consultant Psychiatrist with expertise in diagnosis and management of complex and severe mental health disorders.Dr Rajput organises and provides free seminars on mental health and anti-stigma issues to marginalized ethnic groups within UK and within Europe. He is passionate about improving mental health service provision and training in low income countries and is a World Health Organisation consultant advising on Primary mental health care issues. He has worked in Tajikistan over the past 3 years and he has trained GP’s on management of depression and other conditions and is preparing drafts of the Primary Care Mental Health Protocol for the Ministry of Health in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Being a father of young boy with ASD, Dr Karim has brought his own expience in living with autism to seminar , which made doctors to understand the way from both perspectives as a professional and a parent. IRODA is thankful to Dr Karim Rajput, Global Giving and ALIGN, who made this training happend.