SMMHEP welcomes the launch of the African Alliance for Maternal Mental Health (AAMMH).

The mental health of a mother is essential to her wellbeing and that of her child, family and the wider community. The African Alliance for Maternal Mental Health (AAMMH)is an alliance of organisations and individuals working together to improve the mental health of mothers in Africa. It is a member of the Global Alliance #GAMMH ( For further information about joining #AAMMH, please email or visit (website in development).

The Official Launch of the African Alliance for Maternal Mental Health (AAMMH) will take place at Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi on 19thJune 2018

The launch event is organised by the College of Medicine, Kamuzu College of Nursing and other contributors. It will be attended by delegates from Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Africa and UK. Delegates will include representatives of government, NGOs, educational institutions, and mothers themselves. The launch event is funded by a UK Medical Research Council (MRC) grant to the University of Edinburgh NESP project (NEtwork to Study Psychological resilience in LMIC).

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