PRIME: a programme to reduce the treatment gap for mental disorders in five low- and middle-income countries

PLoS Med. 2012;9(12):e1001359. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001359. Epub 2012 Dec 27.


Crick Lund and colleagues describe their plans for the PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME), which aims to generate evidence on implementing and scaling up integrated packages of care for priority mental disorders in primary and maternal health care contexts in Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa, and Uganda.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Capacity Building
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / organization & administration*
  • Developing Countries*
  • Ethiopia
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Humans
  • India
  • Maternal Health Services / organization & administration
  • Mental Disorders / therapy*
  • Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Nepal
  • Organizations, Nonprofit
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Program Development*
  • Public-Private Sector Partnerships
  • South Africa
  • Uganda