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Welcome to COMHAD

The Commonwealth Association for Health And Disability is a Pan Commonwealth NGO supported by the Commonwealth Foundation London and is in Official Relations with WHO. COMHAD is a long standing partner of WHO in a number of technical areas, in particular mental health, disability prevention, maternal and child health and reproductive health. It is actively involved in promoting health development, exchange of technical expertise and inter-country training and education in health in 53 commonwealth countries all over the world.

COMHAD links professionals acoss the commonwelath and advocates the prevention of brain damage due to birth asphyxia (lack of oxygen either before or immediately after birth)which causes mental neurological and sensoy handicaps as an integral component of mother-baby care in commonwealth developing countries.

Progammes on prevention of childhood blindess, prevention of epilepsy, and prevention of brain damage through head injury, and a joint programme with WHO on early childhood psycho-social development.