Dr Sheila Ndyanabangi was a Public Health Specialist who joined the Ministry of Health of Uganda in 1998 as a Medical Officer Special Grade. In 2000, she became the National Mental Health Coordinator and was a passionate advocate for accessible mental health, working tirelessly to strengthen mental health services in the country. Her office was always open to anyone, whether an academician, a consumer of services or a service provider.
Dr. Ndyanabangi passed away on the 25th of August but we will always remember her for her passionate and untiring efforts due to which Uganda’s mental health services have made tremendous strides forward. Uganda is a model for how mental health services can be strengthened through a programming approach, through integration into primary health care.
Tribute written by Florence Baingana - MHPSS Consultant, WHO Nigera
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