The Jamie Devaney Memorial Fund
Jamie's Fund was established in memory of Jamie Devaney who died in Uganda in 2011, after falling ill while on a family holiday and fund raising trip. He was only four years old, but during those years Jamie brought immense joy and pleasure to his family and everyone else who was fortunate enough to know him.
In May 2017, in memory of Jamie, the Ahumuza Centre was opened at Kisiizi Hospital to 'give shelter, love and hope to those with mental illness'.
Mental illness is neglected compared to physical illness in Uganda. People with severe mental illness are often misunderstood, badly treated and most have no hope of receiving appropriate treatment. As a low-income country, Ugandan health services are limited and resources for mental health are pitifully small. In the UK health spend is around £2,000 per person per year: In Uganda it is £6 and only 1% of this is spent on mental health.
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Your support will help provide resources to improve mental health care in the communities in Uganda.
Our focus at present is working with Bwindi, Kagando and Kisiizi, Hospitals. They are unusual amongst the faith-based hospitals in Uganda, in that they have a mental health service. Jamie’s Fund is working with these hospitals to raise the status, standards and accessibility of mental health services both in the hospitals and in the surrounding community. For more information, please visit Jamie's Fund website, see link below.
Charity No: 1151236
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