Research dissemination webinar: Universal home visits empower households to protect maternal and child health.

10 April, 2021

Save the date: 22 April 2021 from 3:30 to 4:00 pm GMT

Research dissemination webinar on: Empowering frontline maternal health

workers for better mental health outcomes for adolescent and adult mothers

Webinar Description:

Depression is quite common in women in the perinatal period. However,

maternal and child healthcare services often do not make any provision to

meet the mental health needs of women in the perinatal period. Frontline

primary health care providers can deliver effective treatment for perinatal

depression but what is required for successful integration of maternal

mental health care to routine perinatal care is yet to be determined. In a

series of studies, the Ibadan Research Team on the Innovating for Maternal

and Child Health in Africa explored what is needed to empower frontline

primary health-care workers in Oyo State to scale up care for perinatal

depression through improved identification and provision of evidence-based

treatment to both adult and adolescent mothers.

The webinar is available in ENGLISH, FRENCH and PORTUGUESE

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HIFA profile: Ermel Johnson is a Professional Assistant Research at the West African Health Organisation, WAHO, in Burkina Faso. Professional interests: the implementation of the project 'Moving Maternal Newborn, Child Health Evidence into Policy (MEP)'. This project aims to improve health outcomes for mothers and child through decision making based on evidence.The project is implemented in 6 countries Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal of the ECOWAS area. jermel AT