22 Dec 2022

Mental illness in Uganda: millions abandoned without diagnosis, drugs or support

Africa Correspondent

Around 14 million people are thought to be living with mental illness in Uganda, yet just one percent of the country’s total health expenditure goes towards mental health.

There’s a severe shortage of drugs, trained specialists and facilities while patients also face an uphill battle to challenge the stigma around mental health conditions.

From Uganda – our Africa correspondent Jamal Osman reports, and we should warn you there are some upsetting scenes in his report.