Dr Margaret Chan

WHO Director General

Following the launch of the first Lancet series on global mental health in September 2007, Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, said the following:

“The WHO worked closely with The Lancet to generate evidence and formulate a call for action to increase coverage of mental health services in low- and middle-income countries. The data [...] generated broad media coverage. This is an important step towards correcting a bleak situation: mental health services are being starved of both human and financial resources.”