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RESEARCH

Research entities


Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME)

PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME) is a Research Programme Consortium (RPC) led by the Centre for Public Mental Health at the University of Cape Town (South Africa), and funded by the UK government's Department for International Development (DFID).

The project aim is to develop world-class research evidence on the implementation, and scaling up of treatment programmes for priority mental disorders in primary and maternal health care contexts in low resource settings.

Partners and collaborators in the consortium include Addis Ababa University and Ministry of Health (Ethiopia), Sangath, Public Health Foundation of India and Madhya Pradesh State Ministry of Health (India), Health Net TPO and Ministry of Health (Nepal), University of Kwazulu-Natal, Human Sciences Research Council, Perinatal Mental Health Project and Department of Health (South Africa), Makerere University and Ministry of Health (Uganda), BasicNeeds, Centre for Global Mental Health (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Kings Health Partners, UK) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Read the PRIME brochure for more information.

Visit the dedicated PRIME website for more information.

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Contact us

Associate Professor Crick Lund
CEO: PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE
Centre for Public Mental Health
Room 45, Building B
46 Sawkins Road
Rondebosch, 7700
Cape Town, South Africa

Tel: +27 21 685 0120
Fax: +27 21 685 1223