Misinformation about covid-19 vaccine is really out there…

At first, I didn’t see how dangerous the covid-19 virus was. I was seeing from TV how Chinese were suffering and I thought it would not reach us in Uganda. When wave two came in I got scared seeing our people dying.  But I felt a bit encouraged because I had gotten my first doze… Continue reading Misinformation about covid-19 vaccine is really out there…

COVID-19 statistics scare people from getting vaccinated

I got my first doze in May 2021, after so much persuasion from my dad. I remember he told me one morning not to come back to his home if I don’t go for vaccination. He insisted that I should bring him a card for evidence that I had been vaccinated. He also said the… Continue reading COVID-19 statistics scare people from getting vaccinated

Involve youth in Covid-19 vaccination drive

My father inspired me to go for coronavirus vaccination.  At first, I was scared because some people kept saying the vaccine could kill you. And also listening to complaints people had about it. A lady in a WhatsApp group, for example, shared her experience in the hospital when her mother was vaccinated and she said… Continue reading Involve youth in Covid-19 vaccination drive

Young adults not engaged in Covid-19 vaccination drive

Government has been advocating for mainly essential workers and those in a particular age bracket (50+) to get the vaccination. This may have made many young people to have little interests in looking for Covid19 vaccines. Within our research area, Lira, I asked some young persons and they said their parents went and for them… Continue reading Young adults not engaged in Covid-19 vaccination drive

Culture shouldn’t be ignored in Covid-19 vaccination

Young people who went to get vaccinated in Lira City said that the rooms in which the vaccine is administered have no privacy - it’s like a hall with over 20 people and you can find men bare-chested as they unbuttoned their shirts to receive the injection on their shoulder. This is bad. The hospital… Continue reading Culture shouldn’t be ignored in Covid-19 vaccination

Ministry of Health we with mental ill-health need Risperidone begs Elwor Adelaide

So, yesterday (25th June 2021) I visited the mental hospital, like I do every two months for review on how far I have got with dealing with bipolar depression. "Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme shifts in mood. Symptoms can include an extremely elevated mood called mania. They can also include episodes… Continue reading Ministry of Health we with mental ill-health need Risperidone begs Elwor Adelaide

May we conquer COVID-19 & Resume Normalcy

Last year, 2020, we, at CPAR Uganda, were highly optimistic that it would be the year in which we revive and re-grow our organisation, while implementing projects that have direct positive impact on the wellbeing of our constituency – active disadvantaged communities in our geography of operation, the Greater Northern Uganda and Uganda, generally. And… Continue reading May we conquer COVID-19 & Resume Normalcy

Africa Retreat Centre on Desire Karakire

Dear Desire, While we have not met in person and while I learnt of your suffering through social media, I am really glad I chose not to ignore your story. My tiny little bit of AMPLIFYING YOUR VOICE by publishing your story on the website of the organisation for which I am Managing Director seems… Continue reading Africa Retreat Centre on Desire Karakire

Letter to a Mental Health Advocate

Photo credit: Real Health Blog Dear Desire, Your desire is to positively influence the Uganda law on mental health, so that no one goes through a “mental health rehab from hell” as you did. You wrote: “I want to use my story and my grievances to change the law on mental health, cause the law… Continue reading Letter to a Mental Health Advocate

Mentally Ill and Poor in Uganda

It is estimated that 35 percent (over 11.5 million) Ugandans get mental illness. Beyond the statistics, what is the really ordeal of the millions mentally ill Ugandans? In this post, we share a glimpse, through our Managing Director's, encounter with one such mentally ill person in the city. An encounter which she first shared on… Continue reading Mentally Ill and Poor in Uganda