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Research Partnerships for Scaling Up Mental Health Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries


July 31, 2017


Bethesda, MD

The NIMH Office of Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health and the NIMH-funded Strengthening Mental Health and Research Training in Africa (SMART) project hosted the first meeting of the Scale-Up Hubs in Kampala, Uganda. NIMH established the Scale-Up Hubs in 2016 to expand evidence-based mental health interventions and build in-country capacity for conducting evidence-based implementation research. The Scale-Up Hubs include stakeholders from governmental, non-governmental, and community-based groups. The Scale-Up Hubs constitute a research network with growing capacity to answer research questions about scaling up mental health interventions, sustaining high-quality mental health care in resource-limited settings, and fostering evidence-based mental health policies and programs.