President meets Mental Health care group from UK
President Yoweri Museveni has welcomed a UK-based organization’s mission to conduct research in the sector of mental health care in Uganda with a view to availing further specialized services and rehabilitation of mentally destabilized people.
The President was meeting Sir Michael Hintze, Group Executive Chairman and Senior Investment Officer of the UK-based CQS, who called on him yesterday at State House, Entebbe. He was accompanied by a delegation that included Dr. Annalisa Jenkins, Chairperson of ‘You Belong Community’ Organisation in East Africa.
Dr. Jenkins observed that mental health is a global issue that must be duly addressed. He added that some of the triggering causes of unstable mental health challenges, especially among young people, include drug abuse and excessive alcohol consumption.
Dr. Jenkins expressed her interest in working as a Mental Health Anchor within the Uganda communities’ in collaboration with Butabika Psychiatric Hospital so as to create and enhance delivery of prudent and clean mental health care services in the institution.
The team will also conduct other medical research on HIV/AIDS and other viral diseases with a view to scaling up the ability to combat them.