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Roles and effectiveness of lay community health workers in the prevention of mental, neurological and substance use disorders in low and middle income countries: a systematic review

Byamah Brian Mutamba1*, Nadja van Ginneken2, Lucy Smith Paintain3, Simon Wandiembe4 and David Schellenberg5

Author Affiliations

1 Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital, P.O. Box 7017, Kampala, Uganda

2 Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, England

3 Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, England

4 Department of Medical Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, England

5 Department of Disease Control, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, England

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BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:412  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-412

Published: 13 October 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Characteristics of included studies.

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Additional file 2: Table S2:

Summary of findings from included studies.

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Additional file 3: Table S3:

Risk of bias assessment.

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