Sexual and reproductive health

Maternal mental health and child health and development in resource-constrained settings

Report of a UNFPA/WHO international expert meeting : the interface between reproductive health and mental health, Hanoi, June 21-23, 2007

Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization

Report of a UNFPA/WHO international expert meeting: the interface between reproductive health and mental health

Publication details

Number of pages: 14
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/RHR/09.24 - Web only


The UNFPA–WHO International Meeting on the Interface Between Reproductive Health and Mental Health, Maternal Mental Health and Child Health and Development in Resource-Constrained Settings took place in Hanoi, Viet Nam, between 21 June and 23 June 2007. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) supported the meeting. UNFPA support reflects its commitment to ensuring that reproductive mental health is included in strategies to address maternal mortality and morbidity; child survival and development, and sexual and reproductive health.

The meeting was a joint initiative of UNFPA; the World Health Organization (WHO); the Key Centre for Women’s Health in Society in the School of Population Health at the University of Melbourne, Australia, which is a WHO Collaborating Centre; and the Research and Training Centre for Community Development in Hanoi, Viet Nam.