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First, we need to talk: mental healthcare in the MENA region

In our final installment of articles exploring mental health in emerging markets, we take an in-depth look at the situation in the MENA region

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) faces daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come. While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.

According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) in 2015, making them the ninth leading cause of disease burden. 

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4th May 2018

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