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Letter to the co-Chairs of the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs: A call to strong commitments to human rights and affordable medicines and technologies

YP-CDN joins Oxfam and 240 other civil society organizations, academics and activists concerned with access to medicines, human rights and health from around the world to urge that high prices limiting access to affordable medicines, diagnostics and vaccines be addressed in the third High-Level Meeting (HLM) on NCDs.

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Letter to the co-Chairs of the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs: A call to strong commitments to human rights and affordable medicines and technologies
Letter to the co-Chairs of the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs: A call to strong commitments to human rights and affordable medicines and technologies

Perinatal Depression in Ethiopia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Individual data revealed that depression remains a major psychiatry condition in perinatal period. However, its burden haven not yet been comprehensively assessed nationally. This review determined the magnitude of perinatal depression and major factors leading to the episode of depressive disorder among mothers in Ethiopia. The study indicated that, the pooled prevalence of   perinatal depression was 25.8% [95% CI, 24.6%-27.1%]. Predisposing factors such as, having obstetric complications in previous and/or this pregnancy [RR: 2.74 (95% CI, 1.48-5.06), I2 = 67.7%], and having unplanned pregnancy [RR: 2.73 (95% CI, 2.11-3.53), I2 = 0%] were the major factors associated with perinatal depression. To attenuate these factors and to realize the sustainable development goals (SDGs) outlined by united nation, much attention should be given to improve maternal mental health through reduction of identified modifiable factors.

The full text of the article can be accessed via the following link.  

https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1813834

Perinatal Depression in Ethiopia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Perinatal Depression in Ethiopia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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RHD Action Awards Eldoret Chapter Small Grant Award

Launched this year, the RHD Action Small Grants Program funded five activities in low-and-middle income countries across the globe to support groups who are already addressing the work of RHD and to bring the work of key RHD stakeholders under the RHD Action banner. Successful applicants were awarded $2,000 with the expectation that the activity would be completed within six-months.

Ms Dilys Kemunto Nyariki, a sixth-year medical student at Moi University, School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya was the project lead on behalf of the Eldoret Chapter of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YPCDN) for the project entitled, “Hearts to Hearts: A Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) Awareness Campaign.” 

 

 

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RHD Action Awards Eldoret Chapter Small Grant Award
RHD Action Awards Eldoret Chapter Small Grant Award

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