Dear Health Information for All - Zambia
Greetings from the African Alliance for Maternal Mental Health.
I am a research epidemiologist with a PhD in perinatal psychiatry from Kings College London, UK. I am currently working with the African Alliance for Maternal Mental Health (AAMMH) and with Dr Robert Stewart (cc’d) who is a perinatal psychiatrist, Senior Clinical Research Fellow at Edinburgh University and a founder member of the AAMMH working in Malawi. The African Alliance for Maternal Mental Health is part of the Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health, a coalition of international organisations committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of women and children during pregnancy and the first postnatal year throughout the world (globalalliancematernalmentalhealth.org)<https://globalalliancematernalmentalhealth.org/>. The African Alliance has recently registered as an Non Governmental Organization in Malawi and we aim to have continental reach in Africa by partnering with organizations in various disciplines, including those covering mental health, maternal and child health, women’s rights, people with lived experience, etc.
We are currently in the process of establishing a database and I am reaching out to organisations in Zambia who we hope have interest in maternal mental health. Given your work to raise awareness of health issues and initiatives in Zambia, we would be delighted should you wish to join the AAMMH and we would also really appreciate it if you are aware of other organisations or initiatives that might also be interested. I am aware you had a goal of health information for all by 2015. Therefore if you are no longer operational, please accept my apologies. Please find attached [*] an information sheet with further details about AAMMH and a membership form to fill out.
AAMMH will only succeed with the support of its members. We look forward to a fruitful partnership.
Please feel free to forward this email to other organizations in your networks that will be interested or to pass on any contact details you feel may be of interest to us.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dr Clare Taylor
Email: clarabella18 AT hotmail.com
[*Note from HIFA-Zambia moderator. HIFA does not carry attachments. Please contact Clare for details. Neil PW]