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Implementing community participation through legislative reform: a study of the policy framework for community participation in the Western Cape province of South Africa

BMC International Health and Human Rights201212:15

Received: 7 March 2012

Accepted: 31 July 2012

Published: 25 August 2012

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Original Submission
7 Mar 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
31 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Helen Potts
1 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Gorik Ooms
24 Jul 2012 Author responded Author comments - Benjamin Meier
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Jul 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
31 Jul 2012 Editorially accepted
25 Aug 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-698X-12-15

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Authors’ Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Behavioral Health Policy Associate, Voices for Children in Nebraska
Head of the Health and Human Rights Division, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town