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Maternal mental health and child health and development in resource-constrained settings Report of a UNFPA/WHO international expert meeting: the interface between reproductive health and mental health Hanoi, June 21–23, 2007

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Contents Acknowledgements

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Introduction

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Background

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Meeting objectives

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Meeting outcomes

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1. Prevalence and determinants of maternal depression

2. Consequences of maternal depression for child health and development and the mother–infant relationship in resource-constrained settings

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3. Interventions to promote maternal mental health in resource-constrained settings

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4. Interventions to promote child health and development

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Annex 1. Meeting conveners

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Annex 2. International and Vietnamese experts

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Annex 3. Vietnamese participants and representatives

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Annex 4. Papers presented at the meeting and programme agenda

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Annex 5. Maternal mental health and child survival, health and development in resource-constrained settings: essential for achieving the Millennium Development Goals

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Acknowledgements This meeting was the result of international collaboration between four organizations: the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New York, NY, USA; the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland; the Key Centre for Women’s Health in Society in the School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia; and the Research and Training Centre for Community Development (RTCCD), Hanoi, Viet Nam. The conveners of the meeting are grateful to UNFPA for its leadership in the field of reproductive mental health and for funding the meeting. They are also grateful to the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research – in particular to Dr Paul Van Look, Ms Jane Cottingham Girardin and Ms Kerry White – for their support to and help with this initiative. The conveners acknowledge also the support of two other WHO Departments, namely Child and Adolescent Health and Development and Mental Health and Substance Abuse