Mundih Noelar Njohjam

I am Dr. Mundih Noelar Njohjam, a medical doctor who recently graduated from medical school in Yaoundé, Cameroon. I worked with people who have epilepsy for my M.D. thesis and i discovered that people with epilepsy in Cameroon are suffering from a lot of inequities like discrimination and stigma. Many of them are not knowledgeable about their disease, some are not on treatment, others don’t even know that medical treatment exists. Some have been abandoned by their families because they think they are witches etc. The women with epilepsy are often exploited sexually, impregnated and abandoned by the men responsible for their pregnancy. I was greatly pained by all these observations and I therefore decided to become an epilepsy advocate in my nation. I also intend to become an epileptologist. I have been using different social media platforms to raise awareness about epilepsy. I also decided to start up an epilepsy foundation which has as main aim to raise awareness on epilepsy and to help people with epilepsy in my country get appropriate treatment and follow-up. I therefore believe I will be an asset to this noble course in my country.

Location: Cameroon

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