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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-51

Developing Basic Mental-Health Modules for Health Care Workers in Afghanistan

1 psychiatrist and cultural anthropologist. He works for the Dutch organisation Health Net International in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
2 Professor of Transcultural Psychiatry at the University Medical Centre Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He works as a mental health consultant for Health Net International, Cordaid, and the World Health Organization

Correspondence Address:
Peter Ventevogel
HealthNet International Mental Health Programme, Circular Lane 11A. PO Box 889, University Town Peshawar Pakistan.

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

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In this article we describe our experiences with the development of mental health training modules for doctors, nurses, midwives and village health volunteers in the context of a general basic health care programme in Eastern Afghanistan. The article contains references to resources to be used by developing mental health care training modules for health workers.

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