Global Doctors’ work with capacity development ensues from global projects, in partnership with local actors. The work is to strengthen capacity locally to achieve results in the frame set by the vision and mission of both the local partner and GD. These efforts can be seen as a more concrete and citizen-near aspect of GD’s activities and can – besides the local effects of the activities – contribute with useful experiences and learning to GD’s other work areas. The projects are based on local residents’ and stakeholders’ needs and have to be in line with GD’s objectives and focus areas. GD has experience from the project “Retention of doctors in rural Rwanda through capacity building of Rwanda Medical Association “. For the time being three other projects are being initiated: a project on mental health in Ethiopia, a project dealing with health care systems in Palestine, and a project in Ghana.