Ashoka Fellow
France
Fellow Since 2007
This description of Marie-Noëlle Besançon's work was prepared when Marie-Noëlle Besançon was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Introduction
Marie-Noëlle Besançon is revolutionizing long-term care for those suffering from mental illnesses in France by developing a network of low-cost, easily replicable non-medical living centers aimed at shifting the care of those suffering from psychiatric problems from the clinical realm to the citizen sector.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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