One of the fundamental challenges in mental health developement in Low and middle income countries mostly found in Africa is that data and information on the mental health needs of the population are extremely rare, not up-to-date if they exist. This is a paradox where as patients exist and the little available mental health services function. This lake of data and information prevents policy makers to undertand concretely the needs of the population and make evidence informed healthcare decisions. I would be pleased to have a tool adapted to the African context which can enable me to assess the mental health situation for specific population (students, workers, youth, women etc) within a region. Thank you.