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Meet the Social Entrepreneurs Defining the Future of Healthcare

Skoll Foundation | Posted 04.16.2016 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

by Ellen Goodman and Meera Patel, Ashoka Photo: WHO There is a global crisis in healthcare; the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that one ...

Mental Illness Is a Global Crisis, Not Just a Disease of Rich Nations

Skoll Foundation | Posted 12.26.2014 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

For Francis in Ghana, mental illness led to him being held captive with his legs shackled through a hole carved in a log. Sadly, stories like this are not uncommon among the 450 million people suffering from mental disorders in low and middle-income countries.

The True Price of Mental Health and the Low Cost Solution

Olivia Davies | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Olivia Davies

Of the 450 million people suffering from mental illness and epilepsy in the world, over 75 percent of them live in the developing world.

Using New Media to Make Effective Impact

Olivia Davies | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Olivia Davies

Social Media may not be the usual avenue for accessing help, but it offers more than one lifeline to those suffering from mental health problems.

The Need to Train Psychiatrists in Lao PDR

BasicNeeds | Posted 12.31.2013 | Impact
BasicNeeds

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg Mental health is still seriously considered taboo in Lao PDR and is thought to be caused by the possession of evil spirits.

Using a Business Model to Reach the Poorest -- Social Franchising

BasicNeeds | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
BasicNeeds

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMental illness and epilepsy have long been the 'poor relation' of global health and development agendas, often being underfunded, misunderstood and considered taboo.