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.

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Nigeria to Establish Control Programme to Tackle Noma Disease

Noma is a rapidly progressive, polymicrobial, opportunistic infection that occurs during periods of compromised immune function.  Gangrenous stomatitis

Cancrum oris, also called noma, is a well-known, devastating infectious disease. It’s a highly opportunistic disorder. A mix of bacteria work together to destroy the tissue of the face, particularly of the mouth and cheek

Noma - a disease afflicting the hungry

Noma - a disease afflicting the hungry

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March Birthstone Learn more about the birthstone for March, which is Aquamarine. Know all about the March birthstone Aquamarine here.

Six-year-old Zayyanu Murtala recovers from surgery to reconstruct a hole in his jaw and damage to his eye, caused by the flesh-eating disease known as ‘noma’, at MSF’s children’s hospital in Sokoto, northwest Nigeria. Coming from the Greek word for ‘to devour’, noma begins as an ulcer inside the mouth, which then eats away at the cheek tissue and bones in the mouth area of the infected person. Left untreated, the disease is fatal in up to 90 percent of cases. However, if treated early, the…

Photo of a old boy in Sokoto undergoes surgery to repair damage caused by flesh-eating disease

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...

Gypsy children, at Auschwitz, who had a disease called Noma

What imams learned about Gypsy children on their trip to Auschwitz

Gypsy children, at Auschwitz, who had a disease called Noma

today instead of spending time with my best friend on her birthday i got told i had a skin disease... worst day of my life.

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PLASTIC SURGERY: Who dunnit? Ask Rukky Sanda. | What Who And Wear

PLASTIC SURGERY: Who dunnit? Ask Rukky Sanda.

PLASTIC SURGERY: Who dunnit? Ask Rukky Sanda. | What Who And Wear

The New Nordic Diet - from Gastronomy to Health  from University of Copenhagen. The New Nordic Diet is a new food culture developed in 2009-13 with key emphasis on gastronomy, health, and environment. Major research in its effect on acceptability, behaviour and learning skills, and disease prevention have been conducted by the OPUS centre at the University of Copenhagen and the people behind the award-winning restaurant Noma in Copenhagen.  This course will give the participants the…

COURSERA: An Introduction to the U. Food System: Perspectives from Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. Explore how food intersects with public health and the environment as it moves from field to plate.

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