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Police opens new inquiry into death of student at Butabika

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja-Road police Station has opened fresh inquiries into the death of 19-year-old Mark Mudoola, a former senior six leaver who died at Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital in May this year.  The move stems from pressure from the deceased’s family demanding justice. The deceased’s …

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Mental illness rising

New WHO report shows Uganda among hardest hit countries in the world Many Ugandans do not know about mental illness – they only know “madness”. They use the word to describe someone who is possibly running wild, throwing stones, attacking people, or engaging in some bizarre and scary activity. But …

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Butabika’s surprising oasis of silence

National mental health hospital offers serenity treatment to tortured souls Healthcare in Uganda is generally underfunded. But it is worse for mental healthcare. In the 2015/16 Financial Year, health generally was allocated only 5% of the budget. Of that, mental healthcare took just 01%. Despite the little money it receives, …

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