PLoS Medicine is a leading open-access medical journal, providing innovative and influential studies on worldwide human health. In this month’s issue, staff of HealthNet TPO presents a case study from Afghanistan: “Improving Access to Mental Health Care and Psychosocial Support within a Fragile Context”.
PLoS Medicine specifically seeks to publish papers which have relevance across a range of settings and that address both the environmental, social, and political determinants of health, and the biological. Health being more than the sum of its parts is also the starting point for HealthNet TPO.
As part of the PLoS Medicine series on “Global Mental Health Practice”, this article presents a case study on improving access to mental health care and psychosocial support within a fragile state. In this case Afghanistan. Authors are all HealthNet TPO staff: Peter Ventevogel, Willem van de Put, Hafizullah Faiz, Bibiane van Mierlo, Majeed Siddiqi and Ivan H. Komproe.
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