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Addressing maternal mental healthcare in Africa

Africa’s health systems, and particularly mental health infrastructure, may not be adequately serving women on the continent, who often experience intense suffering, if left untreated

Affecting around 20% of pregnant women in LMIC[i], mental health issues like depression and anxiety are common during pregnancy and the first year after birth, with consequences for both mothers and their infants. Africa’s health systems, and particularly mental health infrastructure, may not be adequately serving women on the continent,…

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Africa Health Conference to focus world’s attention on the healthcare needs of Africa

The congress will cater to African and global healthcare professionals

Healthcare service delivery in Africa and its associated challenges are well documented, with some estimating that fewer than 50% of Africans have access to modern health facilities. The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 exacerbated the situation for many countries on the continent, resulting in a situation where millions…

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Ethics and the human rights of people living with mental disorders in Africa

According to the WHO, nearly 14% of the global burden of disease can be attributed to mental disorders

The events surrounding the Life Esidimeni tragedy, where 91 mental health patients died in the Gauteng province of South Africa while under government care, is a shocking reminder of the gap between the lawful rights and harsh realities of mental disorder sufferers in South Africa.  According to the WHO, nearly…

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New Public-Private Partnership models could change the face of healthcare in Africa

Government efficiency could have saved twice as many women & children

Increased spending on healthcare in the public and private sectors across the African continent has resulted in improved health indicators and life expectancies. “But the progress of this improvement is extremely slow and not commensurate with the increase in funding,” says Dr Amit Thakker, chairman of the African Healthcare Federation…