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This study focuses on strengthening the health system response to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) by investigating formal and informal support networks in Kibera settlement.

Why now: Intimate partner violence (IPV) was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time lack of adequate support networks for women became apparent.

This scarcity in resources contributed to increased mental health risks and gaps between knowledge and practice in IPV response. Addressing these challenges is crucial for enhancing health system support and influencing policy development in maternal mental health care.

Intended outcome: The study anticipates that its findings will enhance access to and utilization of available care and support systems for vulnerable women in resource-constrained settings, ultimately fostering more robust responses to IPV within the Kenyan healthcare landscape.

Research team: Dr. Christine Musyimi, Prof. Kathleen M. Pike,
Prof. Tahilia J. Rebello, Prof. David Ndetei, Dr. Victoria Mutiso

(AFRIMEB) is a public benefit organization, based in Kenya dedicated to research in mental and neurological health and, substance use to generate evidence for policy and best practice in the provision of affordable, appropriate, available and accessible mental health services.

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Africa Institute of Mental and Brain Health (AFRIMEB). Matumbato Rd, Nairobi, Kenya. P.O Box 48423-00100

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