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Implementation and Scale-Up of Psycho-Trauma Centers in a Post-Conflict Area: A Case Study of a Private–Public Partnership in Northern Uganda

  • Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu mail,

    ethelmpungu@yahoo.com, enakimul@jhsph.edu

    Affiliations: Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Kampala, Uganda, Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital, Kampala, Uganda, Peter C. Alderman Foundation, Bedford, New York, United States of America

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  • Stephen Alderman,

    Affiliation: Peter C. Alderman Foundation, Bedford, New York, United States of America

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  • Eugene Kinyanda,

    Affiliations: Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Kampala, Uganda, Peter C. Alderman Foundation, Bedford, New York, United States of America, Medical Research Council, Entebbe, Uganda

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  • Kathleen Allden,

    Affiliations: Peter C. Alderman Foundation, Bedford, New York, United States of America, Dartmouth University, Geisel School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, New Hampshire, United States of America

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  • Theresa S. Betancourt,

    Affiliation: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey S. Alderman,

    Affiliation: Peter C. Alderman Foundation, Bedford, New York, United States of America

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  • Alison Pavia,

    Affiliation: Peter C. Alderman Foundation, Bedford, New York, United States of America

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  • James Okello,

    Affiliations: Peter C. Alderman Foundation, Bedford, New York, United States of America, Gulu University, Department of Psychiatry, Gulu, Uganda

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  • Juliet Nakku,

    Affiliations: Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Kampala, Uganda, Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital, Kampala, Uganda, Peter C. Alderman Foundation, Bedford, New York, United States of America

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  • Alex Adaku,

    Affiliations: Peter C. Alderman Foundation, Bedford, New York, United States of America, Arua Regional Referral Hospitals, Arua, Uganda

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  • Seggane Musisi

    Affiliations: Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Kampala, Uganda, Peter C. Alderman Foundation, Bedford, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: April 16, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001427
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu, Eugene Kinyanda, Juliet Nakku, Seggane Musisi
Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Kampala, Uganda
Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu, Juliet Nakku
Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu, Stephen Alderman, Eugene Kinyanda, Kathleen Allden, Jeffrey S. Alderman, Alison Pavia, James Okello, Juliet Nakku, Alex Adaku, Seggane Musisi
Peter C. Alderman Foundation, Bedford, New York, United States of America
Eugene Kinyanda
Medical Research Council, Entebbe, Uganda
Kathleen Allden
Dartmouth University, Geisel School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, New Hampshire, United States of America
Theresa S. Betancourt
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
James Okello
Gulu University, Department of Psychiatry, Gulu, Uganda
Alex Adaku
Arua Regional Referral Hospitals, Arua, Uganda

Corresponding Author

Email: ethelmpungu@yahoo.com enakimul@jhsph.edu

Competing Interests

SA was receiving a monthly stipend from the Peter C. Alderman Foundation during the time of the study. SM is a paid consultant to the Peter C. Alderman Foundation. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist. SA is a co-founder of the Peter C. Alderman Foundation. JSA is a son to SA and brother to Peter C. Alderman.

Author Contributions

Conceptualized and designed this case study: SA JSA ENM EK AP SM. Revised the manuscript critically for important intellectual content: TSB KA. Analyzed the data: ENM. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: ENM SA. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: TSB KA JSA JO AA ENM JN AP. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SA JSA ENM EK AP SM TSB KA JO AA JN. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: SA JSA ENM EK AP SM TSB KA JO AA JN.