Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Mental health services in low resource settings

Medical Anthropology

13Nov2018 14:00 - 15:00

PhD defence ceremony

Byamah Mutamba investigates the effectiveness of a lay community led intervention to increase access to evidence-based mental healthcare within a low resourced government health system in Uganda. He focuses specifically on group interpersonal psychotherapy for caregivers of children affected by nodding syndrome in northern Uganda.

B.B. Mutamba: Lay Community Health Workers and Mental Health Services in Low Resource Settings: Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Caregivers of Children Affected by Nodding Syndrome in Northern Uganda


Prof. J.T.V.M. de Jong

Prof. R. Reis


Dr B.A. Kohrt (George Washington University)


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