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PRIME: A Programme to Reduce the Treatment Gap for Mental Disorders in Five Low- and Middle-Income Countries

  • Crick Lund mail,

    crick.lund@uct.ac.za

    Affiliation: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Mark Tomlinson,

    Affiliations: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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  • Mary De Silva,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Abebaw Fekadu,

    Affiliation: Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Rahul Shidhaye,

    Affiliation: Public Health Foundation of India, Hyderabad, India

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  • Mark Jordans,

    Affiliations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, HealthNet TPO, Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • Inge Petersen,

    Affiliation: University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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  • Arvin Bhana,

    Affiliation: Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, South Africa

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  • Fred Kigozi,

    Affiliation: Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Martin Prince,

    Affiliation: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Graham Thornicroft,

    Affiliation: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Charlotte Hanlon,

    Affiliation: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Ritsuko Kakuma,

    Affiliation: University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

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  • David McDaid,

    Affiliation: London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom

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  • Shekhar Saxena,

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Dan Chisholm,

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Shoba Raja,

    Affiliation: BasicNeeds, Bangalore, India

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  • Sarah Kippen-Wood,

    Affiliation: BasicNeeds, Bangalore, India

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  • Simone Honikman,

    Affiliation: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Lara Fairall,

    Affiliation: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Vikram Patel

    Affiliations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Public Health Foundation of India, Hyderabad, India, Sangath, Goa, India

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  • Published: December 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001359

About the Authors

Crick Lund, Mark Tomlinson, Simone Honikman, Lara Fairall
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Mark Tomlinson
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Mary De Silva, Mark Jordans, Vikram Patel
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Abebaw Fekadu
Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Rahul Shidhaye, Vikram Patel
Public Health Foundation of India, Hyderabad, India
Mark Jordans
HealthNet TPO, Kathmandu, Nepal
Inge Petersen
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Arvin Bhana
Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, South Africa
Fred Kigozi
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Martin Prince, Graham Thornicroft, Charlotte Hanlon
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, United Kingdom
Ritsuko Kakuma
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
David McDaid
London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom
Shekhar Saxena, Dan Chisholm
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Shoba Raja, Sarah Kippen-Wood
BasicNeeds, Bangalore, India
Vikram Patel
Sangath, Goa, India

Corresponding Author

Email: crick.lund@uct.ac.za

Competing Interests

MT, MP, and VP are members of the PLOS Medicine Editorial Board. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CL MT MS AF RS MJ IP AB FK MP GT CH RK DM SS DC SR SK SH LF VP. Analyzed the data: CL MT MS AF RS MJ IP AB FK MP GT CH RK DM SS DC SR SK SH LF VP. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: CL MT VP. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: CL MT MS AF RS MJ IP AB FK MP GT CH RK DM SS DC SR SK SH LF VP. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: CL MT MS AF RS MJ IP AB FK MP GT CH RK DM SS DC SR SK SH LF VP. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: CL MT MS AF RS MJ IP AB FK MP GT CH RK DM SS DC SR SK SH LF VP.