Updated May 08, 2018

Utilizing the Wayo-Nero (“Aunt-Uncle”) strategy as a vehicle for improving access to mental health services in post-conflict Northern Uganda

Part of Makerere University

Effectively bridging Indigenous/traditional and modern/biomedical therapy systems


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Stage 2: Research & Development

Registered In Uganda.

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Mental Health

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Innovation Description

Our general objective is to reduce the treatment gap among people with mental illness by increasing access to mental healthcare, reducing stigma, and thereby minimizing suffering among people with mental Illnesses.
How does your innovation work?
In Uganda less than 20% of people with mental illness access care in hospitals. The problem is two-fold: (1) resistance on the part of people to access care in (modern) clinical settings, and go to traditional healers instead; and (2) bio-medical mental health professionals are suspicious of what traditional healers offer. We want to reduce the treatment gap among people with mental illness.


Sep 2012
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