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Current Standing

Uganda has a draft mental health policy and an outdated mental health law, but no separate comprehensive Mental Health Strategic Plan, a very small proportion of health financing directly go towards mental health. Mental health financing is mainly oriented towards the National Mental Hospital and Regional Referral Hospitals with mental health units.

Strategic Objectives

To increase access to facility and community based mental health services for children, women and men in districts of focus in Uganda.


  1. Increased access, demand for and uptake of mental health care services in districts of focus;
  2. Enhanced capacity of health workers and CORPs for management and prevention


(Under year of reporting, the programme has not yet attracted funding)