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Global mental health: an interview with Vikram Patel

Vikram Patel

Author Affiliations

Centre for Global Mental Health, London School of Hygiene, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK

Sangath, Bhatkar Waddo, Succour, Porvorim, Bardez, Goa 403501, India

Centre for Mental Health, Public Health Foundation of India, ISID Campus, 4 Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070, India

BMC Medicine 2014, 12:44  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-12-44

Published: 14 March 2014


In this podcast, we talk to Professor Vikram Patel about the impact of global mental health in the field of medicine, and discuss the initiatives and platforms being developed to promote capacity building, research, policy and advocacy within the established Centre for Global Mental Health. The anticipated challenges, controversies, and future directions for this discipline of global health are highlighted as well.

The podcast for this interview is available at: webcite.