Noma Fund

Special Solidarity Fund for Children Victims of Noma

Noma disease

Noma is a form of gangrene that develops in children’s mouths, and spreads to all facial organs. It mainly affects the poorest areas of the world, among which Africa, South America and South Asia.

Our actions

As part of its mission to fight the disease, Noma Fund is implementing actions to prevent, raise awareness and develop access to care for local populations.

Supporting the fight

Noma Fund helps the children victims of Noma every day through the support and investment of its members and volunteers. Join the fight against Noma!

The celebrities involved in Noma Fund

Roger Milla

President and co-founder of Noma Fund, Roger Milla is very actively involved in the association. The great glory of Cameroonian football wishes to put his fame at the service of the children of Noma, in order to participate in the complete eradication of the disease, everywhere in the world.

Joseph-Antoine Bell

Noma Fund also counts among its founding members former Cameroonian football goalkeeper Joseph-Antoine Bell. When in 2019 he became aware of Noma and the serious consequences of the disease, he decided to become actively involved in the fight against Noma and to contribute to the fight.

Noma Fund, by its President Roger Milla

I am Albert Roger Milla, former international football player for the Cameroon national team. The cause for which I appeal to you is that of Noma,a disease of extreme poverty, a gangrene which leaves children faceless. This fearsome disease, which kills almost all of its victims, leaves the survivors completely disfigured, effectively condemning them to hide by aggravating their already very precarious social condition.

The project “Acting against Noma 2021-2030”, which I have the honour of sponsoring with other former football glories (such as the famous goalkeeper Joseph-Antoine Bell), aims to eliminate this disease by 2030 in all areas affected by the disease. To this end, it provides for a major awareness and mobilization plan, as well as the establishment of rapid care and reintegration structures for victims of Noma disease.

In the short term, we want to see the construction of an African regional hospital dedicated to severe cases of the disease. Currently, the few cases treated are being handled in specialised European hospitals at very high cost, paid by a few humanitarian organisations which occasionally help through a chain of solidarity.

I therefore invite all good wills, both political and private, from governments to patrons of all kinds, to join us in this fight for the dignity of our children, so that together we can put an end to the tragedy of Noma.

You have often seen me in the past supporting many initiatives on African soil in my capacity as President of the Foundation “Coeur d’Afrique”. But this time, when I thought I had been exposed to all the suffering, I was particularly struck by the phenomenon of faceless children. That is why through this initiative I want to do even more, by committing myself more strongly to this humanitarian action, with the perspective of allowing the total eradication of this terrible childhood disease linked to extreme poverty.

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Stand up for the children of Noma

Every year, about 140,000 children under the age of 6 die from Noma. This gangrene, which attacks the oral area, affects the poorest areas of the world, and is particularly devastating in Africa.

Through actions on the ground, but also awareness campaigns aimed at public authorities, Noma Fund wants to reduce the disease, and enable the poorest children to protect themselves from this plague.

Our ambition is also to facilitate access to care from the very first symptoms of the disease, in order to significantly reduce its mortality rate.

To this end, the association wants to engage strongly in large-scale actions, including the construction of first-aid care centres, as well as a regional reference hospital in Africa. Solutions that would allow for rapid, effective and optimal management of the disease.

Support Noma Fund

To achieve these goals, Noma Fund relies on the commitment of its members. By making a donation to the association, signing the petition to the public authorities or joining Noma Fund’s action, you can help us to eradicate Noma disease and protect the poorest children from this plague, which still decimates thousands of victims.

children victims of Noma every year

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Volunteers and Contributors

Our actions

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Africa Regional Hospital Project

$10,032 raised

Through the project ‘Acting Against Noma 2021-2030′, the humanitarian association Noma Fund intends to intensify awareness and prevention in favour of this disease. We are also planning to build a regional reference hospital based in Cameroon, Africa, as well as first-aid centres in 9 other countries in Central and West Africa (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal and Chad). These centres will provide free care for children suffering from the disease, and more broadly from disfiguring maxillofacial disorders.

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Awareness and prevention

$8,024 raised

Noma Fund‘s awareness-raising and prevention missions are particularly important. The disease is often linked to malnutrition issues and poor oral hygiene, as well as a lack of care from the very first symptoms. Also, information and communication work in the field, aimed at local populations and public authorities, is at the heart of the success of our mission!

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What is the purpose of the donations to Noma Fund?

What is the purpose of the donations to Noma Fund?

Noma Fund is a non-profit organization committed to the fight against Noma disease. In addition, the donations to Noma Fund enable the implementation of the project "Acting against Noma 2021-2030", which is structured around four main and complementary missions,...

What is Noma ? Focus on Ita case

What is Noma ? Focus on Ita case

Noma is a childhood disease, completely unknown and extremely serious. It most often affects children aged 2 to 6 years who live in the poorest regions of the world: Africa, Southeast Asia and South America. The causes that contribute to the appearance of Noma are...

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Noma Fund France

Bureau de Coordination Générale
10, avenue George V
75008 Paris
FRANCE


Tél : +33 1 88 61 80 60
Mail : contact@noma-fund.org

Noma Fund Belgique

Bureau annexe
56, rue des Colonies
1000 Bruxelles
BELGIQUE

Tél : +32 78 48 05 97
Mail : contact@noma-fund.org