David M. Ndetei

Scientific Committee Members

Professor of Psychiatry.University of Nairobi & Founding Director, Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation.


Professor of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, Kenya and the founder and Director of the Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation (AMHRTF). He has served as the PI or Co-I for most Kenyan published clinical and community epidemiological studies on mental health and substance abuse. He has over 340 scholarly publications including authoring 6 books and 21 monographs. All of them are on psychiatry and mental health with different books targeting lay readers, medical and paramedical students, general doctors and mental health specialists. One of the books has this title: "The History of Psychiatry and Mental Health Services in Kenya: The First 100 years of Despair, Challenges, Opportunities, Hope and a Future". He is finalizing the editing of his latest book "African Text Book of Psychiatry and Mental Health: Integrated Clinical and Public Health Approaches", which brings together multidisciplinary contributors from Africa and beyond. It has 158 contributors drawn globally but mainly from Africa. He is a member of various professional bodies and honorary official of various academic Institutions and Associations across the globe. Website: www.africamentalhealthresearchandtrainingfoundation.org