We are excited to report that we enrolled our last participants in the PostNAPs study; thus ending collection of data in the PreNAPs study. In September, last year we reported having completed enrollment of 403 participants into the prenatal cohort. As of yesterday data collection in the prenatal cohort ended, and participants therein contributed a total of 1755 observations (including the 403 baseline observations) with an average of 4 observations per participant. We are excited about this milestone and look forward to reporting the next major milestone i.e. end of the postnatal cohort- (apparently not until Jan/Feb 2015!).
Our results from the PreNAPs and FINITH studies were shared at two different scientific meetings held in Kampala, Uganda. The first presentation was given on the 8th of February at the Africa Region Meeting of the World Psychiatric Association held at Speke Resort Munyonyo and focused on our abstract “Maternal food insecurity, anemia, and social support are independently associated with prenatal depression among HIV-positive and -negative women attending antenatal services in northern Uganda.” The second presentation based on our abstract “Disease status, household food insecurity, and social support are independently associated with depression in ambulatory HIV, TB and HIV+TB infected patients in post-conflict northern Uganda” was given on 10th February at the East Africa Regional Meeting of the Alumni of the International Master of Public Health degree at the Braun School of Public Health of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. The alumni meeting was held at Imperial Royale Hotel, in Kampala, Uganda.