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Developing capacity-building activities for mental health system strengthening in low- and middle-income countries for service users and caregivers, service planners, and researchers

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Developing capacity-building activities for mental health system strengthening in low- and middle-income countries for service users and caregivers, service planners, and researchers. / Semrau, M.; Alem, A; Abdulmalik, J; Docrat, S; Evans-Lacko, S.; Gureje, O; Kigozi, F; Lempp, Heidi; Lund, C.; Petersen, I; Shidhaye, R; Thornicroft, G; Hanlon, C.

In: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Services, 02.10.2017, p. 1-11.

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Semrau, M, Alem, A, Abdulmalik, J, Docrat, S, Evans-Lacko, S, Gureje, O, Kigozi, F, Lempp, H, Lund, C, Petersen, I, Shidhaye, R, Thornicroft, G & Hanlon, C 2017, 'Developing capacity-building activities for mental health system strengthening in low- and middle-income countries for service users and caregivers, service planners, and researchers', Epidemiology and Psychiatric Services, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1017/S2045796017000452

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Semrau, M., Alem, A., Abdulmalik, J., Docrat, S., Evans-Lacko, S., Gureje, O., ... Hanlon, C. (2017). Developing capacity-building activities for mental health system strengthening in low- and middle-income countries for service users and caregivers, service planners, and researchers. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Services, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1017/S2045796017000452

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Semrau M, Alem A, Abdulmalik J, Docrat S, Evans-Lacko S, Gureje O et al. Developing capacity-building activities for mental health system strengthening in low- and middle-income countries for service users and caregivers, service planners, and researchers. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Services. 2017 Oct 2;1-11. https://doi.org/10.1017/S2045796017000452

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Semrau, M. ; Alem, A ; Abdulmalik, J ; Docrat, S ; Evans-Lacko, S. ; Gureje, O ; Kigozi, F ; Lempp, Heidi ; Lund, C. ; Petersen, I ; Shidhaye, R ; Thornicroft, G ; Hanlon, C. / Developing capacity-building activities for mental health system strengthening in low- and middle-income countries for service users and caregivers, service planners, and researchers. In: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Services. 2017 ; pp. 1-11.

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