In light of the growing recognition of mental health as an important public health and development issue, and awareness of the importance of a mental health law, it is hoped that the Ugandan parliament will appreciate the urgent need for a new mental health law in the country and expedite the process of translating the bill into a new law. This will greatly contribute to improvement in access to care and observation of the rights of persons with mental illness in the country. Once approved, the new law should be widely disseminated to ensure its successful implementation.
Uganda Policy Brief No. 3, 3 pp.