Edited by Olayinka Omigbodun
There is a significant lack of research into child and adolescent mental health in low-GDP nations, especially when compared to that in the developed world. In particular, Africa represents unique challenges and opportunities, with a very young population, many of whom live in exceptionally difficult circumstances. To address this lack of research, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation approved a grant for “Building Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) capacity in Africa”, to create a cadre of professional researchers in the region. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health is delighted to publish the first fruits of their research in this thematic series on ‘Child psychiatry in Africa’.