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Financing

Investing in mental health

As one of the largest financiers of global health in the world, the World Bank Group has the potential to play a unique and game-changing role in increasing and improving finance for mental health.

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Financing, HIV & TB

Integrating mental health into our HIV/TB response

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Financing, News, Publications, UHC

Brief: Financing mental health for all

With mental health at the forefront of the conversation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the opportunity for once-in-a-generation change is being presented. The integration of mental health into universal health coverage (UHC) reforms during the run in to 2030 (the target year for the Sustainable Development Goals which include achieving UHC) is being promoted as a key pandemic response, recovery and preparedness element, and as we argued in our previous brief in this series, universal mental health coverage is also a fundamental right.

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Financing, News

Mental health in India’s 2022 national budget

This year’s budget was one of those rare occasions when mental health got the attention of the Indian policy makers at the national level.

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Education, Financing, HIV & TB, News, Rights, Suicide Decriminalisation, Systems, UHC

2021: A year in review for United for Global Mental Health

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Financing, HIV & TB

Putting mental health at the heart of the HIV and TB global response

Two weeks ahead of critically important discussions on the new strategy of the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, TB and Malaria, it is increasingly clear that unless mental health moves from being seen as a “bolt on” to the HIV and TB response, reaching the global targets to end these epidemics will remain elusive.

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Financing, News

Investing in mental health: A panel discussion around the World Bank Annuals

As Covid-19 continues to highlight the importance of good mental health for all, the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings provide a timely platform for a high-level discussion around this urgent issue. 

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Financing, HIV & TB

Mental health: The missing piece of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

For too long mental health has been a missing piece of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

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Education, Financing, News, Systems, UHC

Our statement to the 74th World Health Assembly

The tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic of the past year has put mental health into sharp focus across the world. The extraordinary increase in mental health needs - with the added challenges of COVID-19 - is taking its toll on already overburdened mental health services.

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Financing, News, Publications

Mental health is health…and we cannot afford not to fund it

Funding for global mental health remains critically short - less than 1% of development assistance for health and less than 1% of philanthropic health funding is spent on this pressing issue.

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