Ministry decries shortage of psychiatrists

Butabika hospital is Uganda's only National Referral Mental Health facility. PHOTO/FILE/COURTESY 

What you need to know:

  • The World Health Organisation (2014) estimates that 90 per cent of people with mental illnesses receive no treatment in Uganda.

Uganda has only 50 psychiatrists, majority of whom are based at Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital, a Ministry of Health official has revealed.

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