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Lessons learned in developing community mental health care in Africa
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Psychiatry.
2010 (English)In: World Psychiatry, ISSN 1723-8617, Vol. 9, no 3, 185-189 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper summarizes the findings for the African region of the WPA task force on steps, obstacles and mistakes to avoid in the implementation of community mental health care. We present an overview of mental health policies, plans and programmes in the African region; a summary of relevant research and studies; a critical appraisal of community mental health service components; a discussion of the key challenges, obstacles and lessons learned, and some recommendations for the development of community mental health services in the African region.

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2010. Vol. 9, no 3, 185-189 p.
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Community mental health care, Africa, primary health care, mental health services, systematic review, lessons learned
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-41126PubMedID: 20975867OAI: diva2:404757
Available from: 2011-03-18 Created: 2011-03-18 Last updated: 2011-12-08Bibliographically approved

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