Date Published: January 30, 2007
Publisher: PLoS Medicine
Author(s): J. Jaime Miranda, Vikram Patel
Partial Text: We appreciate the feedback and responses generated since the publication of our paper of September 13, 2005 . It clearly fulfils our aim of initiating a debate around the core issue expressed in our work—mainly how the targets expressed in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) may have the unintended consequence of relegating mental health and noncommunicable diseases in general from the vision of policy makers.