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Every year around 30% of the world’s population suffers some form of mental disorder and in low-income and middle-income countries, more than two thirds receive no treatment - a result of funds from less than 1% of most countries' healthcare budgets.

Every year around 30% of the world’s population suffers some form of mental disorder and in low-income and middle-income countries, more than two thirds receive no treatment - a result of funds from less than 1% of most countries' healthcare budgets.

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To incentivise homeowners/renters with gardens to grow their own produce you could offer tax breaks, such as breaks on council or equivalent tax. And/or you could generate guaranteed buy-back schemes where local homeowners enter into agreements with

To incentivise homeowners/renters with gardens to grow their own produce you could offer tax breaks, such as breaks on council or equivalent tax. And/or you could generate guaranteed buy-back schemes where local homeowners enter into agreements with

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Irma commented on Bienestar in Caldas

Really like that you have highlighted the misconception about low-income communities willing - and proud - to pay for quality services, rather than hoping for, and expecting, hand-outs. This is what makes social business so special - capitalism at its best!

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Irma commented on Mental health - the "invisible problem"

Thanks Irune - really happy that OPEN Ideators are sharing my view on holistic health :) Looking forward to seeing what we can design out of this!

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Irma commented on Mental health - the "invisible problem"

Yes I agree and have been thinking about this... I have read that much of it is related to the scars of war that have raged through the country. Although I also found contradictory information - that Colombia is the second happiest country after Denmark in the world.... perhaps both, counterintuitively, can be true...? http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/07/02/nations.happiness/index.html