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Primary health care in rural Malawi - a qualitative assessment exploring the relevance of the community-directed interventions approach

  • Peter Makaula1, 2Email author,
  • Paul Bloch3, 4,
  • Hastings T Banda5,
  • Grace Bongololo Mbera5,
  • Charles Mangani2,
  • Alexandra de Sousa6,
  • Edwin Nkhono7,
  • Samuel Jemu7 and
  • Adamson S Muula2
BMC Health Services Research201212:328

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-328

Received: 16 November 2011

Accepted: 14 September 2012

Published: 20 September 2012

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Original Submission
16 Nov 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
16 Dec 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Leonard Mboera
20 Dec 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Moses Katabarwa
8 May 2012 Author responded Author comments - Adamson Sinjani Muula
Resubmission - Version 3
8 May 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
28 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Leonard Mboera
1 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Moses Katabarwa
22 Jul 2012 Author responded Author comments - Adamson Sinjani Muula
Resubmission - Version 4
22 Jul 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
14 Sep 2012 Editorially accepted
20 Sep 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-12-328

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Research for Health Environment and Development
(2)
Department of Community Health, College of Medicine, University of Malawi
(3)
Centre for Health Research and Development, University of Copenhagen
(4)
Steno Health Promotion Center, Steno Diabetes Center
(5)
Research for Equity and Community Health Trust
(6)
Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organisation
(7)
Ministry of Health

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