Support<br>brain and<br>mental health research in fragile settings across the worldGoal 1

brain and
mental health research in fragile settings across the world

Support community-based brain and mental health initiatives for the most vulnerableGoal 2

Support community-based brain and mental health initiatives for the most vulnerable

Support countrywide programmes using technology to improve brain and mental healthGoal 3

Support countrywide programmes using technology to improve brain and mental health

We are aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Tackling neurological health is key to the successful achievement of global development goals.

Mental health features prominently in the United Nations’ SDGs, which underpin the transnational aim of ending poverty, improving health and education, reducing inequality, spurring economic growth and tackling climate change.

The Foundation is proud that its mission directly supports SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

Good Health and Wellbeing Reduced Inequalities Partnerships for the Goals

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

As of mid-2022, COVID-19 had infected more than 500 million people worldwide. The latest estimates show that global “excess deaths” directly and indirectly attributable to COVID-19 could have been as high as 15 million by the end of 2021.

The pandemic has severely disrupted essential health services, triggered an increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression, lowered global life expectancy, derailed progress towards ending HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, and halted two decades of work towards making health coverage universal.

Sustainable Development Goal 3

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Reducing inequalities and ensuring no one is left behind are integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Inequality within and among countries is a persistent cause for concern.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic appear to be reversing any positive trends of narrowing income inequality. The pandemic has also intensified structural and systemic discrimination. Emerging markets and developing economies are experiencing slow recoveries, widening disparities in income between countries. The number of refugees and migrant deaths worldwide reached the highest absolute number on record in 2021.

Sustainable Development Goal 10

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

A successful development agenda requires inclusive partnerships — at the global, regional, national and local levels — built upon principles and values, and upon a shared vision and shared goals placing people and the planet at the centre.

Many countries require Official Development Assistance to encourage growth and trade. Yet, aid levels are falling and donor countries have not lived up to their pledge to ramp up development finance.

Sustainable Development Goal 17

Our partners

We are proud to work with some amazing companies and experts to deliver transformative change, and we also partner with some of the programmes we support to conduct vital research and achieve additional learnings that will benefit generations to come.


Our founder

Engineer, entrepreneur and neural scientist, Tej Tadi founded the Foundation in Switzerland during 2018 to help people with compromised brain and mental health in the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Having grown up in Hyderabad, India, Tej studied Electronic Engineering in his homeland, before moving to Switzerland in 2004 to complete his PhD at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Tej is the founder of leading neuroscience technology company MindMaze.

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