Postpartum Depression: PSN Targets 10,000 Mothers Across Africa In 2017

Worried by the increasing rate of mental disorder linked to maternal
care, the Postpartum Support Network, Africa (PSN) has reiterated its
commitment to end postpartum depression in mothers in the continent.
The president, PSN, Africa, Kachi Ekwerike, at the world maternal
mental health day conference in Lagos, said the organization would be
reaching out to about 10,000 mothers across Africa by the end of this
year, who are experiencing postpartum depression.

Ekwerike said PSN, though started in August 2015, has been able to
reach out to about 1,000 women under two years of existence.

He said, “We have received a lot of support, we have been going to
hospitals especially the government owned hospitals and they have been
very supporting. The chief medical directors of these hospitals have
opened the door for us to educate mothers in the clinics and we are
also writing to the ministries of health so as to solicit for their
support and other institutions.”

The president said the organization looks forward to partnering with
private institutions so as to reach more women who patronize private



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