Accessibility Page Navigation
Style sheets must be enabled to view this page as it was intended.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

African International Division

About the African International Division

The main object of International Divisions is to facilitate the exchange of information and to promote discussion about psychiatry within a specified geographical area outside the United Kingdom. 
Executive Committee
  • Chair (acting): Professor David Ndetei (Kenya)
  • Vice Chair: Position Vacant
  • Financial Officer: Position Vacant

In January 2018 we learnt the sad news that the African Division Chair, Professor Oluwole Famuyiwa, passed away on 19th January 2018. The President has written to his family to offer condolences on behalf of the RCPsych. Our thought are with his family, friends and colleagues.


Upcoming elections

Elections will take place for the following posts within the African Division:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Financial Officer

Members of the College in good standing who are members of the Division are eligible to stand for election.  Candidates must be nominated by two College Members by 9th March, 2018 using the nomination forms.





  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Côte d'Ivoire  
  • Congo Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya


  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome & Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe





Hope for Mental Health for All in Africa

A documentary from the Africa Mental Health Foundation




Contact us

The College International Unit provides overall administrative support to the African Division.  If you wish to inform us of anything that will be of interest to our members in the region please email us.  


Login - Members Area

If you don't have an account please Click here to Register

Make a Donation