SAVE THE CHILDREN OF NOMA
Petition for free care for children victims of Noma disease
Enabling all children affected by Noma to have free access to preventive and curative care for the disease is the purpose of this petition. Sign the petition, and help make this first aid more accessible!
In support of free care for children victims of Noma
Appeal launched by Noma Fund to Heads of State and Government
Dear Heads of State and Government,
Noma disease currently affects each year over 140,000 children between the ages of 2 and 6, all from the world’s poorest areas. South America, South-East Asia and Africa are the regions most affected by the disease.
Noma has initial symptoms that are easily noticeable: the disease first manifests itself as small intraoral lesions, which progress quite quickly to facial edema, associated with putrid breath, ganglia and high fever.
At this stage, the disease is curable, and the injection of a simple antibiotic is enough to cure the infected child.
Rehabilitation and reinsertion of Noma children
It is with the purpose of providing assistance to children that we can still save that this petition for free health care is launched. Providing the necessary antibiotics to populations at risk, managing their treatment by local medical teams, monitoring the evolution of the first symptoms… are all elements that would contribute to the eradication of Noma disease.
Our concern to make patient care free of charge also concerns Noma survivors, who show the physical and psychological evidence of an extremely disabling disease. Managing their maxillofacial surgery and psychosocial follow-up are major challenges for the optimal reintegration of children victims of this disease of extreme poverty. Giving the children of Noma a face and a dignified life, as well as the young Ita has had the opportunity to benefit from (see photos on the right), are the objectives of this petition !
By signing this petition for free care in favour of Noma patients, you are helping to reverse the disease of Noma, a disease of shame and misery, a disease of injustice that only affects the poorest people in our world. Signing the petition is a way of giving children in at-risk areas a chance to live the life they deserve, and to have a childhood worthy of the name.
They support the petition
Roger Milla has initiated numerous petitions for the eradication of Noma, the disease of extreme poverty, and has committed himself to ending Noma by 2030.
Joseph-Antoine Bell made the fight against Noma his priority. He wants to bring this disease, which kills 140,000 children every year, to the attention of political leaders, as it can be saved.
Former international François Omam-Biyic is actively involved in the fight against Noma. He is involved in this fight and does not fail to make this little-known disease known to the public.
Moved by Noma disease, Patrick Mboma decided to put himself forward to put an end to this suffering that affects children. All the more unjust as it can be easily cured.
What is the purpose of signing the petition in favour of free care for Noma children?
TO SAVE THE 140,000 CHILDREN AFFECTED EACH YEAR
Noma disease is a real scourge, killing a senseless number of children every year. Signing the petition in favour of free care for Noma patients is one more step towards the complete eradication of the disease.
TO PUT AN END TO THE INJUSTICE OF THIS DISEASE OF MISERY
Disease of another era, Noma affects the world’s poorest people, already facing many difficulties. By signing the petition in favour of free care of Noma, you are putting an end to this injustice of children born into poverty.
IN FAVOUR OF THE REHABILITATION OF NOMA SURVIVORS
The few survivors of Noma are struggling to rebuild themselves because of disabling stigma. Allowing them to benefit from maxillofacial surgery is a key step in the process of reinsertion and rehabilitation.
On the same matter
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“Appeal to the UN General Assembly for the recognition of the state of health emergency”
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Who are we ?
NOMA-PETITION.ORG is an online platform that aims to collect all petitions in support of the fight against Noma, in order to accelerate the various actions to eradicate the disease. It is to put a definitive end to Noma disease, and to fight against the injustice of a terrible neglected childhood disease linked to conditions of extreme poverty, that NOMA-PETITION.ORG wishes to get involved.
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