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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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When the sick bypass doctors

Since she retired from teaching, Sauda Neema, 61, suffers from diabetes, has difficulty sleeping, and often feels general body pain.  She believes it is her fate, as an elderly person, to endure pain. “When you start aging, the first thing you forget about is being fine,” she says, “(But)you can’t …

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