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Strengthening mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries: the Emerald programme

  • Maya Semrau1Email author,
  • Sara Evans-Lacko1,
  • Atalay Alem2,
  • Jose Luis Ayuso-Mateos3,
  • Dan Chisholm4,
  • Oye Gureje5,
  • Charlotte Hanlon1, 2,
  • Mark Jordans1, 6,
  • Fred Kigozi7,
  • Heidi Lempp8,
  • Crick Lund9,
  • Inge Petersen10,
  • Rahul Shidhaye11 and
  • Graham Thornicroft1
BMC Medicine201513:79

Received: 16 October 2014

Accepted: 3 March 2015

Published: 10 April 2015

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Resubmission - Version 3
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3 Mar 2015 Editorially accepted
10 Apr 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12916-015-0309-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, London, UK
Addis Ababa University, College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Department of Psychiatry, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, IIS-IP, CIBER, Madrid, Spain
Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva 27, Switzerland
Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, University College Hospital, Oritamefa, Ibadan, Nigeria
Department of Research and Development, HealthNet TPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Butabika National Referral and Teaching Mental Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
King’s College London, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, Academic Rheumatology, Clinical Trials Group, Weston Education Centre, London, UK
Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
School of Applied Human Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Center for Chronic Conditions and Injuries, Public Health Foundation of India, Delhi, India