Global mental health

Project Khanya: A Randomized, Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trial of a Peer-Delivered Behavioral Intervention for ART Adherence and Substance Use in Cape Town, South Africa

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Magidson, J.F., Joska, J.A., Myers, B. et al. Project Khanya: a randomized, hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of a peer-delivered behavioral intervention for ART adherence and substance use in Cape Town, South Africa. Implement Sci Commun 1, 23 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s43058-020-00004-w
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Substance use is prevalent in South Africa and associated with poor HIV treatment outcomes, yet, it is largely unaddressed in HIV care. Implementing an evidence-based, task-shared intervention for antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and substance use integrated into HIV care may be a feasible and effective way to improve HIV treatment outcomes and reduce substance use in this population.

Sustainable Financing Options for Mental Health Care in South Africa: Findings from a Situation Analysis and Key Informant Interviews

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Docrat et al. Int J Ment Health Syst (2019) 13:4 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13033-019-0260-4
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With the implicit neglect for the integration of mental health services into general health service development in South Africa, there is an urgent need for an understanding of the ways in which existing reforms may be leveraged to incorporate the objectives of the National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan (MHPF) and the mechanisms by which these reforms can be structured and fi

Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Problems among Refugees in Primary Health Care

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Kane et al. BMC Medicine 2014, 12:228 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/12/228
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Population-based epidemiological research has established that refugees in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) are at increased risk for a range of mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) problems.