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Prioritising maternal mental health and infant neurodevelopment research in Africa – A call for action amidst the backdrop of the COVID‑19 pandemic

Marlette Burger, Christa Einspieler, Marianne Unger, Dana Niehaus
South African Journal of Psychiatry | Vol 28 | a1716 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v28i0.1716 | © 2022 Marlette Burger, Christa Einspieler, Marianne Unger, Dana Niehaus | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 March 2021 | Published: 18 January 2022

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Marlette Burger, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
Christa Einspieler, Research Unit (IDN) Interdisciplinary Developmental Neuroscience, Division of Phoniatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Marianne Unger, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
Dana Niehaus, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa


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perinatal mental health; infant; neurodevelopment; Africa; COVID‑19

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