Kundai Muringi

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Psychology Of Natal well-being Awareness

What I'm Leading

PONA Campaign seeks to create awareness about the need for perinatal well-being and the reality of perinatal mental disorders. Pona is a Shona word that is interchangeably used to mean either giving birth or surviving a life -threatening ordeal.While perinatal mental disorders do not segregate, some of the more common triggers include * economic instability- uncertainty about providing for child/ self * health anxiety- eg. many only become aware of their HIV status during pregnancy * unplanned/ unwanted pregnancy - option of termination is illegal in Zimbabwe * teenage pregnancy- psychological unpreparedness for parenthood * prior mental illness - depression, schizophrenia amongst others.

Who I'm Impacting

Mothers and mothers to be in Zimbabwe

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About Me

I am passionate about psychological health and dream of the time when this side of the world will realize how real this need is. While this is a non gender specific need, I identify with the magnitude of psychological bashing women go through on a daily basis. I offer counseling and peer support as I also believe everyone needs to be heard

My Vision

A world where every woman experiences optimal psychological healthcare during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.

Interests

EducationGender-based ViolenceGirlsHealthHuman Rights

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