n African Journal of Psychiatry - A Southern Alliance for Research and Innovation in Mental Health : editorial

Volume 12, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1994-8220



Psychiatric and Mental Health Research in Low-and-Middle-Income-Countries (LMIC's) is poorly resourced, inadequately funded, lacks cohesion and suffers from a scarcity of skills and experience. Where national research institutions do offer grants and scholarships, these are generally modest amounts in local currencies and cannot compare with the massive funding support available to colleagues from institutions such as the National Institute of Health and the Fogarty Foundation in the USA and the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust in the UK. And where funding is available for health research in LMIC's, major high-profile health problems such as HIV / AIDS and other infectious diseases as well as maternal and child health problems are prioritized for support.

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