The outbreak and progress of the COVID 19 pandemic has contributed directly to the burden of mental health disorders in all regions of the world. Measures to address the pandemic have further disrupted the delivery of essential mental health and psychosocial support services to the population.
The mental health effects of COVID 19 adds to the existing burden of mental disorders that contribute an estimated 14% of the global disease burden. This dangerous dynamic will overwhelm health systems globally and retrogress the socio economic recovery from the pandemic.
As an existing collaboration between Ministry of Health-Uganda and the United Kingdom, The Uganda UK Health Alliance organised a joint webinar on Thursday 25th June 2020 to foster shared learning between the two countries in responding to the mental health effects of the COVID 19 Pandemic.