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Defeating Depression in the Developing World: A Zimbabwean Model

One country's response to the challenge

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Melanie Abas*
Affiliation:
Section of Old Age, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF (formerly Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Zimbabwe Medical School)
Jeremy C. Broadhead
Affiliation:
Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ (formerly Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Zimbabwe Medical School)
Priscilla Mbape
Affiliation:
City Health Department, Harare
Gertrude Khumalo-Sakatukwa
Affiliation:
Depression Research Team, University of Zimbabwe Medical School
*
Correspondence
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