African Association for Child
& Adolescent Mental Health
Welcome to aacamh Welcome Address


Our beloved continent of Africa has a relatively young population with over 45% of the population being made up of  infants, children and adolescents. Furthermore, it has been estimated that over 2 billion babies will be born on this continent in the next 35 years such that by 2030 the region will have the greatest number of children under 18 years of age in the world.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health is Everybody’s Business.

Dr Tolulope Bella-Awusah, Nigeria

President, AACAMH

Our Vision

The vision of the AACAMH is that every child and adolescent on the African continent will enjoy optimal mental health

Our Mission

The AACAMH is committed to providing effective leadership for the promotion of child and adolescent mental health on the African continent through concerted collaborative efforts in advocacy, training, scientific study and service development.

Our Values

The AACAMH believes that interventions for child and adolescent mental health in Africa should be holistic, compassionate, evidence-based, and developmentally and culturally-appropriate. The organisation will conduct its affairs according to the principles of representativeness, transparency and accountability.

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AACAMH successfully hosted a well-attended symposium at the recently ended IACAPAP 2020 virtual conference.  SYMPOSIUM TITLE: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND DETECTION OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH

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