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A national mental health policy for Uganda

October 02, 2012

In another installment of the PLOS Medicine series on Global Mental Health Practice, Joshua Ssebunnya from the Butabika National Referral and Teaching Mental Hospital in Kampala and colleagues describe their work developing a national mental health policy for Uganda.
Funding: The Mental Health and Poverty Project (MHaPP) is a Research Programme Consortium (RPC) funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID)(RPC HD6 2005) for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those of DfID. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Citation: Ssebunnya J, Kigozi F, Ndyanabangi S (2012) Developing a National Mental Health Policy: A Case Study from Uganda. PLoS Med 9(10): e1001319. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001319


Joshua Ssebunnya
Butabika National Referral and Teaching Mental Hospital
Kampala, Uganda


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