Crisis of mental health medicines in Uganda

by BasicNeeds UK in Uganda
Crisis of mental health medicines in Uganda
Crisis of mental health medicines in Uganda
Crisis of mental health medicines in Uganda
Crisis of mental health medicines in Uganda
Crisis of mental health medicines in Uganda
Crisis of mental health medicines in Uganda
Crisis of mental health medicines in Uganda
Crisis of mental health medicines in Uganda
Crisis of mental health medicines in Uganda
Crisis of mental health medicines in Uganda

Summary

BNUU provides access to quality community based mental health services in remote areas of northern Uganda. Our mandate is to train health workers in primary health care facilities to assess and treat persons with mental illness. Our beneficiaries are empowered to set-up community drug banks at the health facilities, to ensure consistent access to mental health medicines. This project will provide start-up medicines to the community drug bank, and seed capital to self-help groups' loaning schemes

$6,000
total goal
$3,665
remaining
39
donors
0
monthly donors
6
fundraisers
1
year

Challenge

In northern Uganda, persons with mental illness amid the COVID-19 pandemic have faced a deterioration in their quality of life due to inadequate supplies of mental health medicines. The area experienced war for over 20 years and is the poorest region in the country. The supply of mental health medicines is not enough for the increasing demand and this means vulnerable people are missing out on medicines as they may not be able to afford to buy them.

Solution

This project will provide start-up medicines to community drug banks and seed capital to self-help groups' loaning schemes to increase access to finance and create a boost in their socio-economic activities. Steady recovery from mental health conditions require continuous access to medicines. Drug Banks is an initiative where clients contribute a fixed amount of money every month, and procure mental health medicines so they are prepared in the event of shortages in the health facilities.

Long-Term Impact

The project will support 600 persons with mental disorders and epilepsy to have access to quality mental health treatment which will promote wellbeing, increase their productivity and reduce mental health related deaths.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

BasicNeeds UK in Uganda

Location: Agago, Northern - Uganda
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Florence Adong
Agago, Northern Uganda
$2,335 raised of $6,000 goal
 
48 donations
$3,665 to go
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