Mental health clinics in Uganda invariably include many adults and children with epilepsy. Part of the reason for this is the lack of neurology specialists in Uganda, and little capacity within general medicine, so these patients are usually seen by mental health services. However, it is apparent too that epilepsy just seems to be more […]
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From time-to-time we are reminded that Covid19 is not the only story in town and even more importantly that there are good news stories that have nothing to do with Corona virus. A recent story from Georgious Orishaba, the psychiatric clinical officer at Kisiizi Hospital is a case in point. In September, 2019 a lady was […]
It seems like another world, but just over a year ago, as part of our last visit to Uganda, Maureen Wilkinson and Simon Tavernor visited a hospital in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. Kilembe Mines Hospital was keen to develop mental health care, recognising this as a largely unmet need locally. It was agreed that […]
In most African countries there is no such thing as a welfare state. Families try hard to give their children a good education, with the hope that they will get well paid jobs and take over the support of the younger children – particularly the payment of school fees. Jane is the only girl in […]
There is no doubt that Covid19 has been, and continues to be, a challenge to our friends in Uganda. It was therefore with “double joy” that we have received news of an mhGAP training workshop that has just been successfully completed at Lubaga Hospital, on the western side of the capital, Kampala, and the second […]
Well! Thank goodness that Challenge is over (at least I speak for myself). 32 individuals or teams worked really hard during September to cycle 200 miles. Everyone has completed the challenge and for the most part everyone enjoyed the experience. I don’t know what the total mileage eventually completed was, but that’s rather less important than the […]
This Saturday is World Mental Health day, focusing attention on an area that is all too often ignored or low down the agenda in many situations. As you know Jamie’s Fund is doing what it can to increase access to mental health care in Uganda. We were asked this week to describe to those at […]
Following the flooding at Kisiizi in 2017 and the preventive that was undertaken, we were very sorry to hear that there have again been floods affecting Kisiizi Hospital. Although the Power House (which is next to the Ahamuza Center which Jamie’s Fund sponsored) and the Children’s Ward were again hit, we are pleased to report […]
As a very “part-time” cyclist it has been an interesting experience trying to find time to do the promised miles but when the time has been found it’s also been an interesting time for reflection. As I have cycled the leafy lanes of North Wales, I have been reminded of the challenge that many mental […]
Professor Ewan Wilkinson, the CEO of Jamie’s Fund is a keen cyclist, getting out on two wheels on most days while the Rev’d Hugh Burgess, the Chair, is more likely to be found tramping the byways of North Wales on foot. This has led over the years to some gentle ribbing at the other’s expense, […]