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07 October 2010

Mental health care for the poor

World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan vowed to "change the landscape" for mental health at the launch of a drive to counter neglect for poor people without care.

World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan vowed to "change the landscape" for mental health at the launch of a drive to counter neglect that is leaving millions of poor people without care.

The WHO estimates that 150 million people suffer from depression, 40 million from epilepsy, 20 million from dementia or Alzheimer's disease among a host of mental or neurological disorders.

 
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