Mental health

Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority

Place: Washington DC, USA
Date: 13–14 April 2016

On 13-14 April in Washington DC, the World Health Organization and the World Bank will present to ministers of finance and development agencies the expected economic, health and social returns from investing in mental health services. Participants will hear how countries of all income levels have successfully scaled up mental health services, often using innovative approaches. Particular focus will be given to the mental health challenges that result from mass migration and sustained conflict, and how they can be overcome. The event aims to kick-start an increase in investments in mental health.

The series of events will be open to media. The high-level panel will be webcast.

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