Psychiatrists per 100,000 people

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The total number of local and national psychiatrists in the country (across governmental and non-governmental mental health facilities, including private practice). Converted to the WHO standard population and multiplied with 100,000.

WHO Mental Health Atlas 2020 via UNICEF (2023) – with major processing by Our World in Data
Last updated
March 21, 2024
Next expected update
March 2027
Date range
per 100,000 population

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The Global Mental Health 2030 Dashboard Dataset is an interactive, comprehensive platform developed in collaboration with leading health organizations including Global Mental Health at Harvard, WHO, UNICEF, GMHPN, and UnitedGMH. Aimed at highlighting the importance of mental health globally, with a special focus on young people, this dataset supports the Sustainable Development Agenda's goal to place mental health on the global stage. It offers a rich source of data on mental health determinants, the burden of mental health conditions, policies, access to care, and overall wellbeing. The dataset is structured to facilitate understanding and action across four main areas: mental health determinants, demand for mental health care, strength of mental health systems, and mental health wellbeing. It features quantitative and qualitative data, including country-specific information and identifies data gaps, making it a crucial tool for policymakers, researchers, and advocates. This resource aims to improve mental health care quality and accessibility, particularly for the youth, by informing policy, planning, and discussions to address comprehensive mental health needs effectively.

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Countdown for Global Mental Health 2030 (UNICEF, 2023)

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“Data Page: Psychiatrists per 100,000 people”, part of the following publication: Saloni Dattani, Lucas Rodés-Guirao, Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser (2023) - “Mental Health”. Data adapted from WHO Mental Health Atlas 2020 via UNICEF. Retrieved from [online resource]
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WHO Mental Health Atlas 2020 via UNICEF (2023) – with major processing by Our World in Data

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WHO Mental Health Atlas 2020 via UNICEF (2023) – with major processing by Our World in Data. “Psychiatrists per 100,000 people” [dataset]. WHO Mental Health Atlas 2020 via UNICEF, “Countdown for Global Mental Health 2030” [original data]. Retrieved July 16, 2024 from