A young girl with Noma disease poses in May 26, 2015 in the health center of the Switzerland-based NGO Sentinelles Niger. (© AFP)

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

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...

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

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

Noma - a disease afflicting the hungry

Noma - a disease afflicting the hungry

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

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

What imams learned about Gypsy children on their trip to Auschwitz

What imams learned about Gypsy children on their trip to Auschwitz

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