- Maria Ekstrand, University of California
- Vincent Iacopino, Physicians for Human Rights
- Susan F Murray, King's College London
- Charles Oberg, University of Minnesota
- Irene Pala, BioMed Central
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Ecological factors, child-principal caregiver relationship and the presence of psychiatric co-morbidities are important determinants of childhood depression in children in north-eastern Uganda, suggesting that multiple risk factors affect mental health in these children.
Adolescent girls within conflict-affected populations experience heightened sexual vulnerability due to the erosion of belief systems, lack of supervision, and inadequate access to health services, suggesting that gender-sensitive health strategies need to be developed for this population.
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