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Mental disorders account for 14% of disease burden worldwide; but they receive an average of only half of one percent (0.5%) of health spending in low-income countries (WHO ATLAS 2011). Moreover, three quarters (73%) of the money spent on mental health by national governments is spent on psychiatric hospitals, rather than on community care.
It is the responsibility of each of us members of the Movement for Global Mental Health to do what we can to right the balance of inequality in health financing. This may require thinking outside the box of mental health and partnering on projects for disability, reproductive health, chronic disease, and development.
We invite individuals and agencies with an interest in financially supporting the aims of the Movement for Global Mental Health to post funding offers to this page by filling out a Resources submission form. MGMH cannot accept direct contributions, but if you are interested in contributing financially, please contact the Secretariat.
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Nothing About Us, Without Us - Voices from the Global South
28th-29th November 2015
Movement For Global Mental Health is delighted to announce the fourth Global Mental Health Summit to be held at the TISS Campus in Mumbai, India on the 28th and 29th of November 2015. The focus of this year’s Global Health Summit, themed “Nothing About Us, Without Us”, will be driven mainly by persons living with mental health issues from different social, cultural and educational ecosystems. The aim is to bring to the forefront voices of individuals from marginalized backgrounds, those who are rarely represented in discussions related to the mental health agenda.
We invite contributions (for both the scientific and non-scientific sessions that include theatre, short films, music, dance and other art forms) that highlight the issues faced by people living with mental health issues. People interested in attending and presenting at the Summit should contact the secreatariat at email@example.com.
Download the Registration and Submission Forms