Project Overview

Globally around 53 million young children have developmental disorders (DD), and 95% of these children live in low-and middle-income countries. Sub-Saharan African families with children with DD experience severe challenges. These experiences are potential threats to mental health, adding to their pre-existing increased vulnerability for anxiety and depression. Most children with DD in sub-Saharan African countries are never formally identified and diagnosed and receive no formal support.


Prof. Amina Abubakar

Principal investigator

Rosa Hoekstra

Project Principal investigator

Eva Mwangome

Project Coordinator

Edwine Barasa

Health Economist

Collaborating institutions