IPT Disssemination in Malawi

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Global Mental Health Lab

IPT-G Dissemination in Malawi

Funded by USAID

 

The overarching goal of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of IPT-G in increasing the uptake of positive child rearing, feeding, and hygiene behaviors in Malawi through an existing food program by Feed the Children. There is a reported point prevalence of approximately 20% for depression in pregnant or lactating mothers in the country, with a huge number of them getting services from food programs. Since depression decreases the uptake of services from these programs, it is critical to evaluate whether their effectiveness  can be enhanced through treatment of depression in the affected mothers.