Noma disease strikes when natural immunity …

Malnutrition brings a terrible disease to children in Niger

A young girl with Noma disease poses in May 2015 in the health center of the Switzerland-based NGO Sentinelles Niger.

A young girl operated after suffering noma disease, poses for a photo at the health centre of the NGO Sentinelles, in Zinder, southern Niger/AFP photo

A young girl operated after suffering noma disease, poses for a photo at the health centre of the NGO Sentinelles, in Zinder, southern Niger/AFP photo

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Noma - a disease afflicting the hungry

Facing Africa currently funds two teams of highly skilled and experienced volunteer surgeons from the UK, Germany, France and Holland to Ethiopia each year to perform complex facial reconstructive surgery on the victims of the disease noma. Each surgical mission spends 2 weeks in Ethiopia and genera...

Facing Africa currently funds two teams of highly skilled and experienced volunteer surgeons from the UK, Germany, France and Holland to Ethiopia each year to perform complex facial reconstructive surgery on the victims of the disease noma. Each surgical mission spends 2 weeks in Ethiopia and genera...

Noma is a severe disfiguring gingival ulcer that turns to gangrene of the mouth and face and spreads through the tissue. Most people that get Noma are between the ages of one and six.

Noma is a severe disfiguring gingival ulcer that turns to gangrene of the mouth and face and spreads through the tissue. Most people that get Noma are between the ages of one and six.

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