Dr Dzmitry Krupchanka (MD, MSc, PhD), graduated from Belarusian State Medical University (Minsk, Belarus) with a specialization in psychiatry, psychotherapy and addiction medicine in 2008. After years of clinical practice and defending PhD theses in the area of social psychiatry in 2014, he continued education and received a degree in Global Mental Health at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and King's College London. In 2015-2018 Dr Krupchanka worked as a senior researcher at the Department of Social Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health (Prague, Czech Republic). In 2017 he joined Management of Substance Abuse Unit, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland) where he is currently employed as a Medical Officer. Main areas of professional interests include global mental health, advocacy, normative guidance and other public health aspects of substance use and substance use disorders, mental health and mental health reforms in eastern Europe and post-communist countries, stigma and discrimination in the area of mental health, international legislation and human rights in the area of mental health, burden associated with mental and substance use disorders, insight and compliance in patients with psychosis, workforce development and training needs in the area of addiction medicine.