At least three in four mental health patients in developing countries receive no treatmentDr. Avnish Jolly :U.N. health agency says at least three in four mental health patients in developing countries receive no treatment. World Health Organization wants governments to spend more money on mental health care. It says most countries allocate less than 2 percent of their health budget to mental disorders.
WHO says tens of millions could be treated for a wide range of mental illnesses if countries provide proper care and drugs and developing countries could provide basic treatment for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcohol abuse by spending only 20 cents for every person in the country each year.