Building a Healthier World / Video

Today 50 million people suffer from epilepsy worldwide, 80% living in the poorest parts of the world. Depression haunts and hurts 150 million people around the world and, in low- and middle-income countries, 75% of the people do not get the mental health services they need. To address this gap, the WHO launched the Mental Gap Action Program (mhGAP) in 2008. “Our goal is to see that mental health is integrated into primary health care systems across the world. We have the knowledge, our major challenge now is to translate this into action and to reach those most in need,” explains Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO.