Butabika is a location in south-eastern Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.
Butabika is bordered by Bweyogerere to the north, Kirinnya, a Ward in Kira Municipality to the east, Luzira and Port Bell to the south, Mutungo to the west and Kireka in Kira Municipality to the northwest. This location is approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi), by road, east of Kampala's central business district. The coordinates of Butabika are:00 19 12N, 32 39 27E (Latitude:0.3200; Longitude:32.6575). Butabika is approximately 1,180 metres (3,870 ft) above sea level.
Butabika is the location of the largest mental health hospital in Uganda, with an estimated bed capacity of 900. Butabika National Referral Hospital is the country's only referral hospital specializing in mental health. Prior to 2005, the hospital owned the entire area consisting of over 300 acres (120 ha). In 2005, about half of that land was sold to private individuals and institutional developers. One of those developers is Nationwide Properties, a subsidiary of Mukwano Group. Nationwide is constructing a housing estate of 1,400 upscale housing units on 150 acres (61 ha) of prime land, adjacent to Lake Victoria, slated for completion in 2011.
The landmarks at or near Butabika include:
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Coordinates: 00°19′12″N 32°39′27″E / 0.32000°N 32.65750°E
Butabika-East London Link
Cerdic Hall, coordinator of the Butabika-East London London Link talks to THET about the partnership, mental health and his hopes for the future of the proje...
Mental Health Service user involvement, Butabika video 7
The schizophrenia fellowship harness the power of drama to get their message across. Ugandan service users discuss the role of witch doctors and traditional ...
Kazinda has been referred to Butabika hospital for mental illness re-examination
The Interdicted Principal accountant in the office of the Prime Minister Geoffrey Kazinda has been referred to Butabika hospital for mental illness re-examin...
Mental Health Service user involvement, Butabika video 1
There is an established link and staff exchange programme between the East London Foundation Trust, and the Butabika hospital in Uganda. As an extension of t...
Mental Health Service user involvement, Butabika video 12
Mental Health Service users from the UK say goodbye to Uganda and reflect on their learning.
Butabika medics go on strike
Butabika medics go on strike.
Mental Health Service user involvement, Butabika video 3
Charles, a service user from Uganda talks about how service user involvement has affected him. Service users from the UK reflect on the differences between s...
Mental Health Service user involvement, Butabika video 10
Jinja: The people's voice. Raising awareness of mental health issues in Uganada through radio broadcast.
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Butabika wetland encroachers evicted
Wed, 01 May 2013 08:09:41 -0700
Butabika Hospital is facing a problem of shortage of staff.The hospital was established in 1955 and is the only national referral mental health institution in the country. David Basangwa, the acting executive director of Butabika Hospital said even ...
Fri, 17 May 2013 06:05:45 -0700
Okumu was charged together with Aston Kyonya Kasangaki, Peter Okot, 38, both accounts assistant of the Hospital and Joseph Okello, 51, of Butabika Hospital. Okori was denied bail because the court had no jurisdiction to grant it. “The offences you are ...
Mon, 13 May 2013 13:29:31 -0700
According to senior psychiatrist and deputy executive director of Butabika Hospital, Dr. David Basangwa, addicts are usually unable to control their dependence on drugs. "Addicts are unable to stop using drugs because chemical changes take place in ...
Tue, 14 May 2013 06:06:13 -0700
Maso kulutimbe.Prepare butabika. Posted by sorry for Ivan on 17/05/2013 - 06:34 PM. Was the tattoo in question on her right upper leg or her shoulder? The pictures are confusing. Otherwise Zari is lucky that her husband Ivan could stomach that nonsense ...
Thu, 02 May 2013 03:28:40 -0700
Mulago Hospital suffered the biggest cut of sh5b followed by Butabika Hospital (sh848), Moroto Hospital (321) Jinja Hospital (sh210), Arua Hospital (202m), Lira (sh62) and Kabale hospital (sh34). Finance state Minister Matia Kasaija told MPs on the ...
Mon, 06 May 2013 01:51:21 -0700
... new things by playing with them, trying to open containers, mimicking what they see adults do, like drinking from the beer bottle you leave on the table, putting things in their mouth and so on,” explains Prudence Atukunda, a clinical psychologist ...
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 01:30:09 -0700
So as they grow older, their tolerance for page-loading decreases,” observes Dr. David Basangwa, a senior consultant psychiatrist at Butabika Mental Hospital. He stresses that patience is a virtue, and in the new world of digital technology, it gets ...
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