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Table 3 Mental Health Financing Data Cross Area Results (USD)*

From: Mapping mental health finances in Ghana, Uganda, Sri Lanka, India and Lao PDR

(2007-08) Ghana Uganda Kerala Sri Lanka** Lao
Total Population (WHO) 23,008,000 29,899,000 31,900,000 19,207,000 5,759,000
Government health budget $450,252,725 $252,673,400 $27,820,800 $490,665,852 NA
Government expenditure as % of total health expenditure (WHO) 34% 29% 19% 46% 20%
Ring-fenced budget for public mental hospitals $17,412,263 $14,160,000 $432,216 $6,466,392 NA
Number of public mental hospitals 3 1 3 3 0
Other ring-fenced budgets for mental health None $2,545,614 $124,200 $2,027,000 None
Total ring-fenced budget for mental health $17,412,263 $16,705,614 $556,416 $8,473,392 0
Per capita ring-fenced budget for mental health $0.76 $0.56 $0.02 $0.44 None
Ring-fenced budget for mental health as % of health budget 3.9% 6.6% 2.0% 1.7% NA
Hospital budget as percentage of ring-fenced budget for mental health 100% 85% 78% 76% NA
Government mental health spending per capita $0.76 $0.56 $0.02 $0.44 NA
BasicNeeds Budget $651,660 $329,643 NA $478,126 $197,783
  1. *Conversions are taken from http://www.oanda.com/currency/historical-rates
  2. (USD 1 = GHS 1.04845, INR 0.02484, LAK 0.00011, LKR 0.00909, UGX 0.00059)