Mental health screenings for couples at churches in Nigeria: a strategy for enhancing community-based maternal mental health services in low-resource settings.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The burden of perinatal mental disorders among women in low- and middle-income countries is substantial. The current integration of mental health into maternal, neonatal and child health service platforms is limited, despite global calls to prioritize such service integration. The study by Iheanacho and colleagues (2014) entitled "Integrating mental health screening into routine community maternal and child health activity: experience from a prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) trial in Nigeria" provides promising evidence about the feasibility of a church-based strategy for screening pregnant women and their partners for mental health problems through a PMTCT program.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Baumgartner, JN; Kaaya, S; Siril, H

Published Date

  • March 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 497 - 499

PubMed ID

  • 25409869

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1433-9285

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0933-7954

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00127-014-0988-8


  • eng