Mobile Phones, Apps, Throw Lifeline to Shunned Sufferers of Brain and Mental Disorders in Remote World Corners

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Grand Challenges Canada today offers funding of up to $270,000 to 21 global mental health projects worldwide and up to $2 million to an innovative program in India designed to improve the quality of mental health patient treatment and end reported abuses.

Together, the funds extend a CDN $7.7 million (U.S. $7.2 million) helping hand to sufferers of brain-related disorders in developing countries — the most neglected of neglected global health problems.

Funded by the Government of Canada, Grand Challenges Canada grantees will creatively explore how to augment and amplify relatively meagre existing help available to mental health and brain disorder patients.

Source: Press Release (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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global health, Non-communicable diseases, rural healthcare delivery, telemedicine