Community-Based Mental Health Intervention for Maternal Mental Health in Rwanda

Community-Based Mental Health Intervention for Maternal mental health Rwanda, photo of mother

The project tests a community-based intervention to improve the mental health of women and children in Rwanda by emphasizing prevention, building community capacity and enhancing screening to identify mothers needing specialized care.

The project tests an affordable, community-based intervention to improve the mental health of women in Rwanda by:
a) emphasizing prevention through emotional and informational support
b) building community capacity to provide emotional and informational support
c) strengthening mental health training for nursing and midwifery students, and
d) enhancing screening to identify mothers needing specialized care.

Principle Investigator: Michaela Hynie and UMUBYEYI Benoite
Co-Investigators: MUKAMANA Donatilla, GASANGANWA Marie Claire, UMUZIGA Providence, NYIRAZINYOYE Laetitia, NGABO Fidel, KAYITESHONGA Yvonne, IYAMUREMYE Jean Damascene, MISAGO Claire Nancy, DUSABEYEZU Jeanne d’ArcYvonne Bohr, Susan McGrath, Regine King, David Cechetto,

Partners: York Institute for Health Research (YIHR), LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research, Centre for Refugee Studies at York University, University of Manitoba, Western University

For more information about this project, please contact:
Emily Hostland, Projects Coordinator
416 736 2100 ex. 20712
hostland@yorku.ca