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Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Alan Stein talks about how his research is helping HIV-positive women with depression during pregnancy and the postnatal period.

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By improving mothers' wellbeing Professor Stein wants to help their children get the best start in life. He explains what his team has achieved so far in South Africa and the global implications of this work.

Podcast produced by Isabel Baker and Hasina Sacranie, and edited by Hasina Sacranie; music credits: "Clean Soul" and "Brittle Rille" Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under CC BY 3.0

Read more about Professor Alan Stein.

Read more on the MRC blog: www.insight.mrc.ac.uk/2017/08/04/sup…hiv-depression

Read the updated MRC Strategy for Lifelong Mental Health Research on its website: www.mrc.ac.uk/mentalhealth