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Address mental health in Health Bill – psychiatrists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Psychiatrists want the Public Health (Amendment) Bill to provide for treatment of cases of mental health. The Executive Director of Butabika National Referral Hospital, Dr Juliet Nakku said the concept of mental health is not clearly defined for purposes of the Bill. She said that …

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Agago district struggles to provide mental health services

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agago district is struggling to provide mental health services. This is due to the lack of psychiatrists and adequate funding. The district receives all mental health services from the Catholic-owned Dr Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital Kalongo.  The hospital has consecutively for the past five financial years …

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Psychiatrists, traditional healers partner to manage mental illness in Acholi

Mental Health Department partnered with traditional herbalists to help identify serious mental health cases for referral and better management Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traditional healers in Acholi sub-region are registering very few persons seeking traditional medicine for managing mental health illnesses thanks to a partnership with the mental health …

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