Global Network for Research in Mental and Neurological Health (GNRMNH)

Creation of the network

The Global Network for Research in Mental and Neurological Health (GNRMNH) was established at its inaugural meeting in October 2001. It is a result of two major initiatives supported by the Global Forum for Health Research: the International Consortium for Mental Health Policy and Services and the Institute of Medicine study which led to the report “Neurological, Psychiatric and Developmental Disorders: Meeting the Challenge in the Developing World” (2001).

In 2003, the Global Network was registered as a non-profit corporation in the United States.
Objectives and focus

The network’s objectives are to:

* support key research and implementation of needed services for mental and neurological disorders in poor populations;
* reduce the long-term cost of mental and neurological disabilities;
* foster the development and implementation of basic local infrastructure to carry out these tasks.