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Mental Health Care Spending Accounts For Less Than 1% Of All Aid Funding In Developing Nations, ODI Report Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: More money spent on Halloween pet costumes than mental health in developing nations
“More money is spent on Halloween pet costumes and takeaway coffee than on mental health in developing countries, a new report has found, with the amount accounting for less than one percent of all aid funding. Although mental health problems affect one in four people globally, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) report found that only about $133.57 million is spent per year on mental health services across 148 developing countries…” (Taylor, 5/20).

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