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The Perinatal Mental Health Project: Addressing the crisis of Maternal Mental Illness among Economically Disadvantaged Women

Nearly 40% of women living in poverty in South Africa experience mental health problems during or after pregnancy.  At the same time maternal mental health interventions are likely to have a significant positive impact on infant mortality, maternal health and major diseases such as HIV/AIDS.  The Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP) was started in 2002 to address the crisis of maternal mental illness among economically disadvantaged women.  Read more about their work here.

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