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Personally, and in her capacity as Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy and Mental Wellbeing (GBM-EM), Marie Abanga works in relevant ways to beat stigma and discrimination, and she vigorously fights taboos and rejection.
She thinks there is an urgency to improve mental health care for people to seek and find support easily. She yearns for strategies that will advance the mental health agenda. She hopes that someday mental health will be like other health issues in Africa and the rest of the world.
Marie Abanga is an advocate for mental health in word and in deed in her native Cameroon, and she is highly sought after by the media on this sensitive and heavily stigmatized subject.