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Mental healthcare in Uganda: desperate challenges but real opportunities

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Recent reports have highlighted human rights concerns in Ugandan mental healthcare. This article describes the current situation in terms of healthcare funding and provision, concerns regarding legislation, and health inequalities. Possible reasons for the difficult situation are briefly discussed, including the economy, pervasive stigma and ongoing unrest in the region. We then describe some encouraging initiatives in Uganda that are empowering those with mental health problems to have a bet...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1192/s2056474000002129

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
BJPsych international Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
4
Pages:
98-100
Publication date:
2018-01-02
DOI:
EISSN:
2058-6264
ISSN:
2056-4740
Pubs id:
pubs:746159
URN:
uri:ee1eb86f-8498-40ba-aad2-0ee839862844
UUID:
uuid:ee1eb86f-8498-40ba-aad2-0ee839862844
Local pid:
pubs:746159
Language:
English

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