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Parliament Launches Health Awareness Camp

The Ugandan Parliament has announced the launch of a health awareness camp at its chambers. This was opened by the former leader of opposition, Hon Mathias Mpuuga who doubles as the Nyendo-Mukungwe MP.

The MP said that there has always been the need to prioritize the streamlining of mental health services across the different sectors of the country. Additionally, Mpuuga said that such an approach will help to reduce the growing cases of mental health cases in the country.

” Was privileged officiate at the opening of the mental health awareness camp at @Parliament_Ug. I underscored the need for government to mainstream mental health issues in all sectors and gov’t activities – such an approach will help to reduce the growing number of mental health cases in the country,” said the MP.

According to Mpuuga, the Parliament can’t create a human being. However, it can rather create a path that this person can take. Besides, if a law is passed in regards to curbing cases of mental health, everyone will follow it. On top of that, this is what Parliament should be doing, creating laws to guide the country and not joining other stakeholders in moaning about mental health.

It should be noted that Parliament is in the process of drafting a law to regulate the consumption of alcohol. Furthermore, it has been reported that alcohol is the leading cause of mental health cases amongst Ugandans especially the youths.

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