Psychosocial Programming in Uganda: Adaptations during COVID-19

Gary Samuel Agaba, Ben Otto, Rehema Kajungu, Grace Obalim, Katie Hindes, Flora Cohen

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought concerns about mental health to the fore. While more and more people struggle with the mental health effects of experiencing a global pandemic, people in humanitarian settings may be even more at risk. In humanitarian settings, it may be more challenging to ensure accessible to mental health services and support staff who are implementing essential programmes amidst concerns for their own health. We present a report of programme adaptations during COVID-19, including measures to support staff wellbeing, communicate with donors to support protective measures, and adapt programmes to be safer and more accessible for beneficiaries. Lessons learned from adaptations during COVID-19 can inform additional programming in humanitarian settings, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • COVID-19
  • psychosocial
  • Uganda

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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