The Integration of Mental Health Care into HIV Services in Uganda
Professor Kinyanda (Head of the Mental Health Section of the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit) presents a collection of his work in relation to the delivery of mental health care into HIV services in Uganda.
Topics covered in this webinar include:
- Mental health services in the Uganda health system
- Psychosocial context
- MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit and ongoing studies to inform survival and quality of life of persons living with HIV
- Studies with a mental health focus to help better understand the evolving burden of non communicable diseases
- New applications
- Potential areas of collaboration
About the speaker:
Eugene Kinyanda is a Programme Track-Leader and Head of the Mental Health Section of the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit. He is a Senior Wellcome Trust Fellow (2017-2021) and has previously held a Senior EDCTP Fellowship (2011-2013) and an MRC/DFID African Leadership Award (2014-2016). Over the last 10 years at the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM, Eugene has undertaken research into the psychiatric complications of HIV/AIDS among adults, children and adolescents and older persons looking specifically at the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders (PD) in HIV/AIDS and its impact on clinical, behavioural and social outcomes. He has explored the biological correlates of PD doing studies into the genetics and immunological risk factors of major depressive disorder and suicidality. He has also undertaken studies into the HIV risk among war affected populations and more recently among persons living with severe mental illness. Through the Wellcome Trust Fellowship, Eugene is developing and evaluating a model for the integration of depression management into adult HIV care in Uganda. His other research interests include the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in both war affected and non-war affected communities in Africa and suicidology.