15 Million People are mentally ill in Ethiopia

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15 Million People are mentally ill in Ethiopia

Unread post by ኦሽንoc » 11 Oct 2009 11:44

There Are 15 Million Mentally Ill Persons in Ethiopia: Physician

Addis Ababa, October 10, 2009 (Addis Ababa) - There are 15 million mentally ill persons and people exposed to metal illness in Ethiopia, the Addis Ababa University Medical Faculty said.

Dr. Ataly Alem, a physician working with the Amnuel Mental Illness Specialized Hospital, said there are 15 million people who need medical treatment in Ethiopia.
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He made the remark while addressing a crowd gathered here on Saturday to observe World Mental Illness Day.

The day was marked by the Hospital, the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Health and the National Mentally Ill Persons' Care Association.

Dr. Atalay said there also 450 million mentally ill persons in the world.

Speaking on the occasion, the Manager of the Hospital Dr. Tsehaynes Gebre-eyesus, said the hospital has been engaged in the expansion of health facilities treating mental illness.

Source ENA

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