Zero cases, zero death and zero stigma.
Kindly contact us if you notice a child in your locality with this kind of facial defect following a period of sickness
What we do
Our service for humanity across the NomaBelt
Many people do not know about NOMA either the extent of its damage or the means of prevention.
As such, we are making a case for this disease so that people will know about it.
The risk factors of NOMA do not work in isolation. Rather, they are interconnected and work together. For this reason, we form a collaboration with organisations addressing these risk factors.
We organise programs to locations where the risk factors exist and where a case had been reported so that the disease can be picked up at early stages and intervened.
Most patients are seen in the acute phase of this disease where there is severe infection and the patient has 70-90% chance of death if treatment is not commenced immediately. This necessitates that we assist patients both in cash and kind.
There is a lot of knowledge gap related to NOMA which must be closed through research. We have ongoing researches and we are open to joint research work.
I understand that Noma has the features of neglected tropical diseases. At the last World NTD day, I played my part in advocating for this disease and am happy to see it is gaining some attention.
George Nsikak (Public Health Practitioner)
I met a patient with severe trismus, the commonest complication of Noma which is the inability to open the mouth. Being a well-informed volunteer, I educated the parents, followed them up, facilitated their visit to our partner to assess free surgical repair, and now he can open his mouth adequately. It is fulfilling seeing the role I played to reduce the adverse effect of Noma.
Ibrahim (Dental Surgeon)
I understand the role malnutrition plays in the occurrence of Noma and other childhood diseases.As such, I take special interest in educating mothers about local and home-made solutions which will ultimately help in preventing Noma