Provision of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Uganda for refugees, asylum-seekers and the communities that host them
To help aid community resilience initiatives in Uganda.
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To increase access to mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) for refugees in five settlements in Uganda by enhancing and building the capacity of local health staff and communities to provide psychosocial support and by providing services that are guided by international minimum standards.
The Astellas Global Health Foundation (AGHF) is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation that awards grants to support charitable purposes with a focus on improving access to health in underserved global communities, building resilient communities and providing disaster support in order to make a sustainable impact on the health of people around the world, working toward “One World, A Healthier Tomorrow.” To learn more about the AGHF please visit www.astellasglobalhealthfoundation.org.
The Foundation awarded USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency with a one-year grant to help aid community resilience initiatives in Uganda. Uganda has the largest refugee population in Africa, with more than 1.5 million refugees who fled war and persecution in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UNHCR’s programs are designed to promote and provide mental health and psychosocial support for refugees, within five settlements in Uganda and their surrounding host communities, through a community-based approach. UNHCR will provide refugees with training to enable them to provide basic psychosocial support and make referrals for mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), build the capacity of community mental health organizations on suicide prevention and response, and support mental health front-line workers to foster their resilience.
- Non-communicable Diseases
SGDs the partnership contributes to
- 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
- 3.C: Health workforce
- Mental & Neurological Disorders
- Anxiety disorders