Contact: Terry Collins
Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health
Caption: Canadian funding of $19.4 million will support 15 landmark projects to improve mental health diagnosis and care in developing countries: "the most neglected of neglected diseases." Many projects address problems in nations ravaged by conflict and disaster as well as poverty. Of almost 450 million people with mental health disorders, over 75% live in developing countries. WHO estimates 85% of those with serious mental disorders in the developing world receive no treatment at all.
Credit: Grand Challenges Canada
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