Mental health

Research capacity for mental health in low- and middle-income countries

Results of a mapping project

Global Forum for Health Research and World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 164
Publication date: 2007
Languages: English
ISBN: 2-940286-54-X



This report provides an account of the current status of mental health research in 114 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) of Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The scale of the study makes it the _rst systematic attempt to con_rm the pressing needs of improving research capacity in mental health. Thus, the report enables evidence-based decision-making in funding and priority setting in the area of mental health research in LMICs.

The Global Forum for Health Research and the World Health Organization strongly request all policy-makers, programme managers and funders of research for health, at national and global levels, to place mental health high on their agendas.