Reducing the scarcity in mental health research from low and middle income countries: a success story from Sri Lanka.

@article{Siriwardhana2011ReducingTS,
  title={Reducing the scarcity in mental health research from low and middle income countries: a success story from Sri Lanka.},
  author={Chesmal Siriwardhana and Athula Sumathipala and Sisira Siribaddana and Sudath Samaraweera and Nihal Abeysinghe and M. Ugine Prince and Matthew Hotopf},
  journal={International review of psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          77-83
        }
}
There is an enormous inequity in global health as well as research. Less than 10% of research funds are spent on the diseases that account for 90% of the global disease burden. This case study of north-south, south-south collaborations in Sri Lanka is a classic example of the issues faced by mental health researchers in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In this paper, work carried out by the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King's College London and the Institute for Research and… CONTINUE READING

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