KAMPALA, UGANDA: Rt. Hon Anita Among on Wednesday morning met with the parliamentary forum on mental health, the mental health working group, and officials from the ministry of health to discuss how the mental health challenges can be addressed.
Among thanked the partners for supporting the MPs by building capacity and asked the legislators to use the knowledge acquired to address the needs of the communities.
She asked MPs to push for the establishment of counselling units in all schools before reopening to address the challenges caused by the pandemic, especially on the girl child.
The deputy speaker promised to support the MPs in pushing for more funding to address mental health challenges.
The delegation to Parliament was headed by Dr. Kenneth Kalani the Head of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Division in the Ministry of Health.