The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (London, United Kingdom) is renowned for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health. In 2019, LSHTM is celebrating its 120 year anniversary, with an international presence and collaborative ethos, it is uniquely placed to help shape health policy and translate research findings into tangible impact. The mission of LSHTM is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide.
Fracarita International (Brugge, Belgium) is a not-for-profit organisation of the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity working in Latin America, Africa and Asia. It exercises this task in line with the mission of the Brothers of Charity especially in the lives of the most vulnerable people through concrete works of charity in the fields of mental health care, care for people with a disability and education. Fracarita International has more than 200 years of experience in mental health, with an aim to restore the human dignity of thousands of men, women and children by providing mental health care in 30 countries with more than 150 projects.
CBM International is an international non-governmental organisation focusing particularly on disability inclusive development. With experience of over 100 years of working in the poorest communities in the world, CBM had developed mental health programmes in over 20 countries that support system strengthening to close the treatment gap, and promote access to human rights by empowering people affected to have a voice in their own communities.
Funding is also gratefully received from the Embassy of Belgium to the United Kingdom and the Representation of the Flanders Region.