African Leadership for Measuring brain health in children and Adolescents (ALMA)
Consortium Director: Amina Abubakar
Lead Institution: Aga Khan University, Kenya
ALMA seeks to understand neurobiological mechanisms, case identification, assessment methodology and childhood interventions to maximise long term outcomes in children as they emerge into adults. Research will cover mechanisms of brain development; measurement of brain function and behaviour and will assess interventions to promote child development.
African Mental Health Research Initiative 2.0 (AMARI)
Consortium Director: Dixon Chibanda
Lead Institution: University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
AMARI-II seeks to address research questions and interventions that reduce the treatment gap for mental health disorders. AMARI’s cross-cutting themes include youth, gender, ethics, multi-morbidity, suicidal behaviour, COVID19, complex interventions, mental health systems, public engagement, validity and reliability of instruments for assessing mental health needs and outcomes, social determinants of mental health, and the effects of COVID-19 and other diseases on mental health.