Stage 2: Research & Development
Mental HealthSEE LESS
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.