Suicide in Ghana: How Could the Community-Based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) Effectively Contribute to Its Prevention?

  • Abraham ASSAN 1. Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 2. Global Policy and Advocacy Network (GLOOPLAN), Accra, Ghana
  • Moses AIKINS 3. School of Public Health, College of Health Science, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
  • Amirhossein TAKIAN 1. Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 2. Department of Global Health and Public Policy, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 3. Health Equity Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Published
2019-11-04
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ASSAN A, AIKINS M, TAKIAN A. Suicide in Ghana: How Could the Community-Based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) Effectively Contribute to Its Prevention?. Iran J Public Health. 48(11):2097-2099.
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