On 08 th November 2019, UPA Took part in the celebration of World Mental Health Day in the
Kyaka II refugee settlement center located in Kyegegwa district.
The day was celebrated under the theme “Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention”.
The celebrations were hosted by American Refugee Committee (ARC) and in attendance were
many organizations that included: Butabika Hospital, UPSIDES-Butabika site, TPO, MRC,
Strong Minds, UNHCR, Health Rights international, You Belong, War Child Holland, World
The guest of honour was Dr.Olaro Charles, Director Health Services (clinical and community)
accompanied by Dr Lukwata Hafsa – Ag Assistant Commissioner Mental health. The key note
Speaker was Prof. Eugene Kinyanda, a senior member of the UPA. He highlighted on the risk
factors of suicidality, how to identify, manage and prevent. Other UPA members in attandence
were Dr.Kenneth Kalani, Dr.Hillary Irimaso and Dr. Hillary Kuteesa.