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

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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. 2019;48(11):2097-2099.