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Linos Muvhu

Holistic Community Care for Parenthood (HCCP)

  • Speaker: Linos Muvhu , Counsellor, AdvDip Family Therapy
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
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Abstract:

Poor mental health affects the expectant mothers and father's overall emotional, environmental, social, spiritual and physical well-being, but also impacts unborn, newborn and developing children, partners, family, friends, and society as a whole. Championing early diagnosis and screening of mental health to every expectant mother and father during their routine antenatal and postnatal care visits; Awareness campaigns in communities about maternal, paternal and child health mental health issues to improve the uptake of services; Training community health care workers (early detecting, screening, and treatment of maternal and child mental illness). The Mashonaland east province under Goromonzi district is a pre-urban and a rural setting in Zimbabwe. A neglected area that significantly impacts maternal and child mortality and morbidity are that of maternal, paternal and child mental health is the main area of focus of this presentation.