(AMHRTF) is a non-governmental organization, based in Kenya dedicated to research in mental and neurological health and, substance use to generate evidence for policy and best practice in the provision of affordable, appropriate, available and accessible mental health services.
AMHRTF brings together the widest possible spectrum of professionals from both mental health and non-mental health fields to work together under one roof working in research and interventions in mental health.
Founder:Prof. David Ndetei
Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Nairobi
Prof. David Ndetei, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Nairobi, Kenya founded AMHRTF in 2004 to address the existing gap in mental health research and provision of mental health services in Kenya. He is also the current Chair of the African Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) and Zone 14 representative of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA).
He has served as the Principal Investigator (PI) for nearly all Kenyan published clinical and community epidemiological studies on mental health, authored six books and 21 monographs, and over 250 publications in professional Journals.
AMHRTF consists of a truly dynamic, multi-disciplinary team of researchers, research support and management staff, working together in mental health research. Our excellent team is truly the reason why we are one of the leading mental health research and advocacy institutions in the region.