Khat use during pregnancy: impact on child development, parenting and maternal mental health

01 October 2020 → Ongoing
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Child welfare
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Obstetrics
    • Behavioural sciences
    • Public health sciences not elsewhere classified
    • Behavioural sciences
child development parenting drug use mental health pregnancy Ethiopia.
Project description

Khat use is widely prevalent in East-Africa and frequently consumed by women during pregnancy. Research on the consequences of prenatal khat exposure for child development and parenting scarce. Therefore, this project will examine the effects of khat use during pregnancy on child development, maternal mental health and parenting in the Jimma region in Ethiopia.