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PRIME is a consortium of research institutions and Ministries of Health in five countries in Asia and Africa (Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa & Uganda), with partners in the UK and the World Health Organization (WHO). PRIME is supported by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID), and is a six year programme which was launched in May 2011.


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Kimberly Lacroix

Kimberly Lacroix
Sangath,  Bhopal

I am a research officer at PRIME. I oversee the submission of ethics protocols (revision, amendments and reporting), planning and research activities currently taking place through PRIME in addition to other research initiatives.

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WHO: Mental Health Gap Action Programme
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BBC Focus on Africa interview with Mary De Silva

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Upcoming Conferences

In order to encourage the uptake of its research, PRIME keeps a track of mental health related conferences that are coming up. 

Below are some global mental health related conferences which are relevant to the work of PRIME:

11-15 Aug 2014: International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP), Durban South Africa (Abstracts 31 Jan 2014)

14-18 Sept 2014: 16th World Congress on Psychiatry, Madrid Spain (Abstracts 1 Nov 2013 / Posters 1 Mar 2014)

30 Sep - 03 Oct 2014: Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Cape Town South Africa. (Applications Open 14 Jan 2014)

For a more comprehensive list of Upcoming Conferences, visit the Movement for Global Mental Health (MGMH) Events page.

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