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WHO’s ‘Mental Health Atlas 2014’ Shows Inequalities In Financing For, Access To Mental Health Care

WHO: Global health workforce, finances remain low for mental health
In this media note, the WHO discusses its recently released “Mental Health Atlas 2014.” The agency writes, “…Huge inequalities in access to mental health services exist depending on where people live. … The report states global spending on mental health is still very low. Low and middle-income countries spend less than US$ 2 per capita per year on mental health, whereas high-income countries spend more than US$ 50…” (7/14).

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