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PALOP Mental Health Implementation Research Training

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Research Training

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

PALOP Mental Health Implementation Research Training

Principal Institution

New York State Psychiatric Institute

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Wainberg, Milton L; Noormahomed, Emilia Virginia; Oquendo, Maria A

Project Contact Information

Email: mlw35@cumc.columbia.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2014–2025

Country

Mozambique

Collaborators

Mozambique Institute for Health Education and Research

NIH Partners

NIMH

Project Description

The Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa (Portuguese-speaking African countries) (PALOP) Mental Health Implementation Research Training Program will continue to prepare scientists to develop effective and feasible mental health interventions that are adapted to a specific culture and context, making more efficient use of less specialized human resources available in various low-resource systems of care that can help increase access to effective treatments and reduce the mental health treatment gap. 

In Mozambique, an expanding mental health service infrastructure will require implementation science research guiding the implementation and scale up of evidence-based interventions capable of reaching those often excluded from care. As a clear leader in the Portuguese-speaking African countries , Mozambique can be a model to other PALOP and sub-Saharan African countries as well as other to low-resource settings, including the U.S., and thus help decrease the global mental health research and treatment gap.

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