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Breaking the stigma around mental illness in Uganda

Breaking the stigma around mental illness in Uganda. BBC News (Website)
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There are 30 psychiatrists working in Uganda. With a total population of more than 35 million people, that's less than one per million. The World Health Organisation estimates that 90% of mentally ill people here never get treatment.

The psychiatrists at Butabika estimate that 90% of Ugandans believe that mental illness is linked to curses or demons.

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