CARAES Ndera Neuropsychiatric Hospital was established in 1968 by the Brothers of Charity, an international pontifical religious congregation,
following the request by the government of Rwanda and the local Catholic Church to release the psychiatric patients from the prisons of the country.

>The first patients were received in the hospital in 1972.

The adopted approach was to develop quality mental health services rooted in the social and cultural context of Rwanda.

Mental health care providers play an extremely important role in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients at CARAES Ndera and its branches of CARAES Butare Psychiatric Centre and Icyizere Psychotherapeutic Centre.