HEALTH FOCUS: Looking at the state of mental healthcare
Uganda is ranked among the top six countries in Africa with high rates of depressive disorders documented at about 4 of every 10 people, while 3 of every 10 live with anxiety disorders. And, females are more at risk than males. Health experts want more funding for mental health issues especially with the fact that the problem has been exacerbated by Covid-19. In today's episode of health focus, Dr. Benedict Akimana, a mental health expert explains why we need to raise awareness about the problem.