Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.

Mental Health Foundation of Ghana (MHFG)

The Mental Health Foundation of Ghana (MHFG) is committed to:

  • Individual and collective empowerment of people with a mental illness;
  • Participation and choice in all decisions which affect the life of the individual;
  • Individuals directing their own recovery;
  • The promotion and protection of the civil and human rights of people with mental illness;
  • Promoting a better quality of life for people with mental illness;
  • Service providers and the broader community valuing and respecting the individual’s experience;
  • Supportive, democratic and safe working environments for all staff and volunteers which are conducive to free, open discussion and exchange, of ideas as well as on-going professional development.

Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB)

The Catholic Medical Mission Board's (CMMB) work is guided by international health realities.  We focus on HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, neglected tropical disease, and other country-specific priorities.  Our objective is to develop sustainable local capacity to address major health care needs and build strong systems.  We accomplish this through the design and implementation of high-quality, evidence-based programs.

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For more than 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

Partners in Health

Partners In Health (PIH) is a Boston, Massachusetts-based non-profit health care organization dedicated to providing a "preferential option for the poor". It was founded in 1987 by Dr. Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Thomas J. White, Todd McCormack, and Dr. Jim Yong Kim.

Cape Mental Health

Cape Mental Health is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 003-264) and public benefit organisation (PBO Ref. 18/11/13/4456) that provides or facilitates comprehensive, pro-active and enabling mental health services in the Western Cape.

HealthNet TPO

HealthNet TPO is a knowledge-driven organization. This means our activities are based on scientific research and we continuously monitor their efficiency. We also develop new methods to improve the health of people in distress, which are regularly adopted by colleague organizations.

Handicap International

Handicap International is an independent international solidarity organisation which works in situations of poverty or exclusion, conflict and natural disasters.
Working alongside people with disabilities and people in vulnerable situations, the association takes action and speaks out in order to meet their essential needs and improve their living conditions. Handicap International is committed to campaigning to ensure their dignity is preserved and their fundamental rights upheld.

Global Initiative on Psychiatry

The Federation Global Initiative on Psychiatry (GIP) is an international not-for-profit organization for the promotion of humane, ethical and effective mental health care throughout the world. Its international office is located in Hilversum, The Netherlands. It has member organizations in Bulgaria (GIP-Sofia), Georgia (GIP-Tbilisi), Lithuania (GIP-Vilnius), The Netherlands (GIP-Hilversum), the United Kingdom (GIP/Hamlet-UK) and the United States (GIP-USA) and many partners around the globe. It also has a country office in Dushanbe (GIP-Tajikistan). The organization now works in three dozen countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia.


CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in low income regions of the world.

Brothers of Charity

If we were to translate the Dutch name of the Brothers of Charity congregation literally, it would be called the 'Brothers of Love'; the word 'love' referring to neighbourly love. In 1815 a new enterprise was started, i.e. the care of the mentally ill in the crypt of Gerard the Devil's Castle in Ghent.

Basic Needs

BasicNeeds works to bring about a lasting change in the lives of mentally ill people around the world.

Mental illness is a problem that is often ignored and this is especially the case in the poorest countries in the world. With an often complete lack of locally available, free mental health care, desperately poor mentally ill people stand little hope of recovery.

Virtual Psychotherapy for Chad

This work involves providing psychotherapy to individuals in Chad. There is currently a single psychiatrist working in Chad. There are no psychologists and mental health problems are not dealt with. This project is a new approach to providing mental health services to individuals in dire need of psychological help. The project is small and new but has proved to be very successful. It involves the provision of free psychotherpeutic sessions via Skype. The project is currently based in Montreal. They invite qualified individuals interested in providing psychological services via skype to contact them.

Tiyatien Health, Liberia

Tiyatien Health grew out of response to the suffering and loss of these twelve women. In March 2007 in Zwedru, the remote Liberian forest community Cecilia was sent to, Raj Panjabi and fellow Liberian refugees who had returned from war, including a small group of Liberian community health workers and women with AIDS, partnered with the Liberian government and American health professionals to respond to an HIV epidemic. The group had grown outraged that villagers were dying from AIDS while stockpiles of treatment of were going unused in the capital -- all because those villagers lacked access to doctors.  Together, the group proposed a radical alternative: an HIV treatment program led by non-doctors, local villagers and even former patients. Though controversial, their bold proposal was approved and the pilot initially launched out of a gutted bathroom of a war-torn health center in a remote forest.  With resilience to incredible challenges and the passion of the group, the project became the first public rural HIV treatment program, known then as the HIV Equity Initiative.