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YouBelong News and Events

February 22, 2019

Meeting the President of Uganda, His Excellency, President Yoweri Museveni

Statement by Monsignor Daved Cappo AO, CEO, YouBelong

On Monday 4thFebruary, 2019, I was honoured to meet the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, at the State House, Entebbe, in a delegation led by Sir Michael Hintze, and including Dr Annalisa Jenkins, Chair of the UK Board of Trustees of YouBelong, Mr Patrick Bitature, a distinguished Ugandan businessman and Patron of YouBelong Uganda, and Mr Tim Nash, assistant to Sir Michael.

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January 14, 2019

Friends of YouBelong Newsletter — the sewing machine story

Our January, 2019 Newsletter is devoted to presenting the YouBelong model of care as a set of working parts that come together to create social value. To illustrate this, we have used the story of the Singer sewing machine.

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Please have a look at this story and think about the value of a working system of mental health care to the community at large.

August 30, 2018

Friends of YouBelong Newsletter — Issue 3

Our September 2018 newsletter presents an overview of our approach and concrete examples of struggles and success.

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Please download and read about the unique model of mental health care, developed and implemented by YouBelong in Uganda. This issue discusses the importance of implementation and the key parts of our Uganda model from bringing people with mental illness back into their communities.

March 15, 2018

Friends of YouBelong Newsletter – Issue 2

Our new newsletter highlights our progress in Uganda and presents concrete examples of struggles and success.

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Please download and read about our efforts to bring people out of institutions to live dignified lives with their families and village communities, and prevent relapse and return to institutional life. This issue highlights our priority budget needs to train staff, create pre- and post-discharge care packages, train village health teams, and build a sustainable programme in Uganda that will serve as a model for other countries.

June 01, 2017

Friends of YouBelong Newsletter – Issue 1

The first issue of our newsletter highlights our progress in Uganda and what we need to build out our model of “care in the community” for people recovering from mental illness.

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May 31, 2017

Our new minibus – an essential vehicle for YouBelong!

YouBelong staff were delighted with the arrival of our 2005, 14 seater minibus in May. With deep gratitude to a donor who provided us with $15,500, we were able to purchase this essential vehicle for YouBelong.

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December 14, 2016

YouBelong Appoints Chief Psychiatrist for YouBelong-Uganda

— YouBelong-Uganda welcomes Dr Byamah Brian Mutamba as its chief psychiatrist— 

Monsignor David Cappo, Chief Executive of YouBelong-Uganda said that he is delighted that Dr Mutamba, the co-founder of YouBelong-Uganda. has agreed to accept this important role. Monsignor Cappo said that ‘he is a distinguished Ugandan with a passion for the development of a public health approach in low resourced settings, like Uganda, to address the growing burden of mental health problems’.

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December 08, 2016

YouBelong-Uganda announces the appointment of Dr Nathan Kenya-Mugisha MBChB, MMed, MPH, as the Chair of its Board of Management, based in Kampala

 — Welcome to the Inaugural Chair of the Board of Management — 

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Monsignor David Cappo, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of YouBelong-Uganda welcomes the appointment of Dr Nathan Kenya-Mugisha, as the inaugural chair of YouBelong-Uganda.

YouBelong-Uganda is both proud and honoured to announce the appointment of Dr Nathan Kenya-Mugisha MBChB, MMed, MPH, as the Chair of its Board of Management, based in Kampala. The appointment will commence on the 1st January 2017. Dr Kenya-Mugisha brings to the position a wealth of experience in the health sector in Uganda and in the Ministry of Health.

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December 04, 2016

YouBelong appoints Dr Shevin Jacob and Dr James Tibenderana to Board of Trustees

Professor Fiona Verity, Chair of the Board of Trustees of YouBelong, is delighted with the appointment of two eminent doctors, who will both strengthen the Board in its focus on Uganda in the years ahead.
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