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  • Reply to: Maternal Depression and Stunted Children: An Avoidable Reality   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Compelling evidence of the need for action is summarised clearly. A new partnership between the World Psychiatric Association and citiesRISE aims to contribute with other organisations to support for the mental health needs of young women and young men in adversity, with a focus on improving perinatal mental health and the health of children and families.

  • Reply to: Maternal Depression and Stunted Children: An Avoidable Reality   2 weeks 4 days ago

    Very interesting post, that focus on an important mental problem that affects patient's family, and specially the growing children in a very important age period.

    It could be interesting to remember here that when antidepressants are used, these medicines potentially have some adverse effects on children through breastfeeding (for example: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3681447/). This can be another reason to strenghten preventive measures and also interventions such as therapy groups intead of prescribing an antidepressant (when possible).

  • Reply to: Maternal Depression and Stunted Children: An Avoidable Reality   2 weeks 4 days ago

    This is a most important public health topic with significant educational, economic and policy implications.
    We addressed it in our most recent congress, www.perinatal2018international.org. We also started a proof of concept pilot project focused on perinatal depression screening of mothers, analysis of mother's breastmilk composition, and impact on infants development, behavior and wellbeing. If there are WBG colleagues interested and/or working in this area would be keen to connect with them and explore possible collaboratives. Look forward to it.

  • Reply to: Interview with Laurence Carter   1 month 5 days ago

    Dear Laurence:
    Thank you so much for honoring your beautiful wife in this special way. Thank you for raising awareness that we can indeed eradicate cervical cancer in this generation. May God bless you abundantly for such a sacrifice. Well done on achieving so much already.
    Warmest regards, Arunma Oteh

  • Reply to: Interview with Laurence Carter   1 month 1 week ago

    Laurence,
    What a beautiful tribute to your wife Melitta.
    You turned your sorrow into something hopeful and humbly bringing awareness about the ways to avoid this terrible disease.
    I wish you all the best and hope the walk keeps being enjoyable and there are not too many blisters on your feet!