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Empowerment of women and mental health promotion: a qualitative study in rural Maharashtra, India

  • Michelle Kermode1Email author,
  • Helen Herrman1,
  • Rajanikant Arole2,
  • Joshua White3,
  • Ramaswamy Premkumar4 and
  • Vikram Patel5, 6
BMC Public Health20077:225

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-225

Received: 17 May 2007

Accepted: 31 August 2007

Published: 31 August 2007

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Original Submission
17 May 2007 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
13 Jun 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lakshmi Vijayakumar
29 Jun 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - K.S. Jacob
27 Jul 2007 Author responded Author comments - Michelle Kermode
Resubmission - Version 3
27 Jul 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 3
31 Aug 2007 Editorially accepted
31 Aug 2007 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-7-225

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Authors’ Affiliations

Australian International Health Institute, University of Melbourne
Comprehensive Rural Health Project
St Vincent's Hospital
Schieffelin Leprosy Research and Training Centre
London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Sangath Centre