Southern African Research Consortium for Mental Health Integration

Together with academic, government and civil sector partners in Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania, HAI helped build local capacity to integrate and scale up evidence-based mental health services into primary health systems.


As of October 2021, HAI fully transferred all global operations and active Mozambique programs to CSM, an independent local NGO with a board, leadership, and staff that reflects the communities they serve.

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With limited available resources for mental health and a lack of service integration into the primary health care system, there is an urgent need to build capacity and implement scalable, evidence-based approaches to optimize mental health service delivery in Mozambique and throughout Southern Africa.

The Southern African Research Consortium for Mental Health Integration brings together academic, government, and civil society institutions from Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania, to build the evidence for mental health integration into primary health services. UW is core member of the consortium, playing a key role in evaluating the effectiveness and potential for scale-up of an integrated mental health package in Southern Africa; intensive curriculum development; and training junior scientists to use implementation science and dissemination research (ISDR) to address common mental disorders in primary health care settings.

HAI, and now CSM, have served as the UW’s implementing partner in Mozambique for the SMhINT.


Ten mental health professionals from Mozambique’s Mental Health program were selected to train in implementation science and dissemination research. They are each working on conducting and leading their own implementation research studies to generate evidence on how best to improve mental healthcare in Mozambique and other low- and middle-income countries.

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[2017-2022] Southern African Research Consortium for Mental Health INTegration.

This project receives funding support from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health under award number U19MH113191, via a subagreement from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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Our mission is to promote policies and support programs that strengthen government primary health care and foster social, economic, and health equity for all. Our vision is a just world that promotes health and well-being, including universal access to quality health care.

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Health Alliance International began in 1987 as a US-based international solidarity organization committed to supporting the public sector provision of health care for all.  Over 35 years, HAI conducted programs in 17 countries, with flagship programs in Mozambique, Côte d'Ivoire, and Timor-Leste.

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In line with HAI’s commitment to support and strengthen local public health leadership, as of October 2021, HAI fully transitioned global operations and active programs to locally-based, locally-led NGOs. Learn more about this shift toward local autonomy and equity in global health.

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