Healthy Brains Global Initiative Seeks To Raise $10B For Mental Health Research; Pandemic Increasing Demand For Mental Health Services, UNFPA Says

Financial Times: Global initiative seeks to raise $10bn for mental health research
“Leading global health and development bodies are launching a $10bn research fund to fight brain disease and mental illness — a huge and growing problem that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. The Healthy Brains Global Initiative (HBGI) aims to do for mental health what the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has achieved in reducing the burden of infectious diseases…” (Cookson, 10/9).

U.N. News: COVID-19 sparks increased demand for mental health services: UNFPA
“While the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been staggering, the full impact on health has been far greater, according to the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA). The agency said fear, isolation, grief, economic stress and shuttered support services have taken a toll on the mental well-being of people around the world…” (10/10).

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