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  •  A team of M decins Sans Fronti res Doctors Without Borders MSF has conducted 32 surgeries for noma patients in another round of surgical intervention at the Noma Hospital in Sokoto from 23 October to 4 November 2022 Since the start of the activities in 2014 a total of 1249 major surgeries have been conducted for the noma patients MSF is supporting the Noma Hospital in Sokoto through inpatient care reconstructive surgeries outreach activities nutrition and mental health support Noma is preventable and treatable but people still die from it because of the limited knowledge about the disease and on how to detect it Up to 90 per cent of people affected by noma die in the first two weeks if they don t receive treatment in time That is why early detection is important says MSF project coordinator in Sokoto Dr Sham un Abubakar Early case detection and reporting through Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC can be achieved through increased surveillance activities like training of Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers DSNOs Health Care Workers HCW Traditional Healers Alternative Medicine Practitioners Community Religious and Traditional Rulers and Women and Youth Groups Noma is a disease that shouldn t exist anymore Noma is an infectious and non contagious bacterial disease that starts as an inflammation of the gums similar to a small mouth ulcer In just two weeks the infection starts to destroy bones and tissues potentially affecting the jaw lips cheeks nose or eyes leaving survivors with physical consequences including pain breathing complications and difficulties in eating Malnourished children and members of isolated communities with limited access to healthcare and vaccination are more vulnerable People who survive noma either have to live sequels of the disease or manage to undergo extensive reconstructive surgery to improve quality of life On top of that they deal with the social stigma caused by the disfigurement In collaboration with the health authorities and other stakeholders MSF is commemorating the noma day 5th November in order to raise awareness about the disease address stigmata attached to it and highlight specialized activities on the disease so the patients can access the services Besides over 1000 surgeries since the beginning of the activities in Sokoto MSF teams have held 16857 mental health counselling and 2185 health promotion sessions furthermore admitted 1349 patients for both medical and surgical management of noma In addition a total of 103 survivors were admitted to the Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Centre ITFC and 35 were enrolled in the Ambulatory Therapeutic Feeding Centre ATFC MSF launched an international campaign in 2020 to raise awareness about noma and accelerate the research and advocacy agenda a crucial step being to see the disease included in the World Health Organization WHO list of Neglected Tropical Diseases NTDs The inclusion would shine a spotlight on the disease facilitating the integration of noma prevention and treatment activities into existing public health programmes and the allocation of much needed resources for its eradication Nigeria with the support of MSF and other noma stakeholders has taken the lead as a member state to get noma on the WHO s NTDs list Noma is a neglected disease but it s still not included in the WHO list of Neglected Tropical Diseases although it fits all the criteria We are supporting the Government of Nigeria s GoN call for the World Health Organization to recognize noma as a Neglected Tropical Disease so more attention and more resources will be allocated to eradicate it Dr Sham un added M decins Sans Fronti res Doctors Without Borders MSF is an international independent medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict epidemics natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare MSF has worked continuously in Nigeria since 1996 and currently provides medical care free of charge in 11 states across the country Contact Field Communication Officer Abdulkareem Yakubu Email msf nigeria press geneva msf org Phone 234 810 606 6159
    32 major surgeries conducted in Noma Hospital by MSF in two weeks
     A team of M decins Sans Fronti res Doctors Without Borders MSF has conducted 32 surgeries for noma patients in another round of surgical intervention at the Noma Hospital in Sokoto from 23 October to 4 November 2022 Since the start of the activities in 2014 a total of 1249 major surgeries have been conducted for the noma patients MSF is supporting the Noma Hospital in Sokoto through inpatient care reconstructive surgeries outreach activities nutrition and mental health support Noma is preventable and treatable but people still die from it because of the limited knowledge about the disease and on how to detect it Up to 90 per cent of people affected by noma die in the first two weeks if they don t receive treatment in time That is why early detection is important says MSF project coordinator in Sokoto Dr Sham un Abubakar Early case detection and reporting through Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC can be achieved through increased surveillance activities like training of Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers DSNOs Health Care Workers HCW Traditional Healers Alternative Medicine Practitioners Community Religious and Traditional Rulers and Women and Youth Groups Noma is a disease that shouldn t exist anymore Noma is an infectious and non contagious bacterial disease that starts as an inflammation of the gums similar to a small mouth ulcer In just two weeks the infection starts to destroy bones and tissues potentially affecting the jaw lips cheeks nose or eyes leaving survivors with physical consequences including pain breathing complications and difficulties in eating Malnourished children and members of isolated communities with limited access to healthcare and vaccination are more vulnerable People who survive noma either have to live sequels of the disease or manage to undergo extensive reconstructive surgery to improve quality of life On top of that they deal with the social stigma caused by the disfigurement In collaboration with the health authorities and other stakeholders MSF is commemorating the noma day 5th November in order to raise awareness about the disease address stigmata attached to it and highlight specialized activities on the disease so the patients can access the services Besides over 1000 surgeries since the beginning of the activities in Sokoto MSF teams have held 16857 mental health counselling and 2185 health promotion sessions furthermore admitted 1349 patients for both medical and surgical management of noma In addition a total of 103 survivors were admitted to the Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Centre ITFC and 35 were enrolled in the Ambulatory Therapeutic Feeding Centre ATFC MSF launched an international campaign in 2020 to raise awareness about noma and accelerate the research and advocacy agenda a crucial step being to see the disease included in the World Health Organization WHO list of Neglected Tropical Diseases NTDs The inclusion would shine a spotlight on the disease facilitating the integration of noma prevention and treatment activities into existing public health programmes and the allocation of much needed resources for its eradication Nigeria with the support of MSF and other noma stakeholders has taken the lead as a member state to get noma on the WHO s NTDs list Noma is a neglected disease but it s still not included in the WHO list of Neglected Tropical Diseases although it fits all the criteria We are supporting the Government of Nigeria s GoN call for the World Health Organization to recognize noma as a Neglected Tropical Disease so more attention and more resources will be allocated to eradicate it Dr Sham un added M decins Sans Fronti res Doctors Without Borders MSF is an international independent medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict epidemics natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare MSF has worked continuously in Nigeria since 1996 and currently provides medical care free of charge in 11 states across the country Contact Field Communication Officer Abdulkareem Yakubu Email msf nigeria press geneva msf org Phone 234 810 606 6159
    32 major surgeries conducted in Noma Hospital by MSF in two weeks
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    32 major surgeries conducted in Noma Hospital by MSF in two weeks

    A team of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has conducted 32 surgeries for noma patients in another round of surgical intervention at the Noma Hospital in Sokoto from 23 October to 4 November 2022. Since the start of the activities in 2014, a total of 1249 major surgeries have been conducted for the noma patients.MSF is supporting the Noma Hospital in Sokoto through inpatient care, reconstructive surgeries, outreach activities, nutrition and mental health support.“Noma is preventable and treatable, but people still die from it because of the limited knowledge about the disease and on how to detect it. Up to 90 per cent of people affected by noma die in the first two weeks if they don’t receive treatment in time. That is why early detection is important,” says MSF project coordinator in Sokoto, Dr Sham`un Abubakar.“Early case detection and reporting through Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) can be achieved through increased surveillance activities like training of Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers (DSNOs), Health Care Workers (HCW), Traditional Healers, Alternative Medicine Practitioners, Community, Religious and Traditional Rulers and Women and Youth Groups. Noma is a disease that shouldn’t exist anymore.”Noma is an infectious and non-contagious bacterial disease that starts as an inflammation of the gums, similar to a small mouth ulcer. In just two weeks the infection starts to destroy bones and tissues, potentially affecting the jaw, lips, cheeks, nose or eyes, leaving survivors with physical consequences including pain, breathing complications and difficulties in eating. Malnourished children and members of isolated communities with limited access to healthcare and vaccination are more vulnerable. People who survive noma either have to live sequels of the disease or manage to undergo extensive reconstructive surgery to improve quality of life. On top of that, they deal with the social stigma caused by the disfigurement.In collaboration with the health authorities and other stakeholders, MSF is commemorating the noma day (5th November), in order to raise awareness about the disease, address stigmata attached to it and highlight specialized activities on the disease, so the patients can access the services. Besides over 1000 surgeries since the beginning of the activities in Sokoto, MSF teams have held 16857 mental health counselling and 2185 health promotion sessions; furthermore, admitted 1349 patients for both medical and surgical management of noma. In addition, a total of 103 survivors were admitted to the Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Centre (ITFC), and 35 were enrolled in the Ambulatory Therapeutic Feeding Centre (ATFC).MSF launched an international campaign in 2020 to raise awareness about noma and accelerate the research and advocacy agenda - a crucial step being to see the disease included in the World Health Organization (WHO) list of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The inclusion would shine a spotlight on the disease, facilitating the integration of noma prevention and treatment activities into existing public health programmes and the allocation of much-needed resources for its eradication. Nigeria with the support of MSF and other noma stakeholders has taken the lead as a member state to get noma on the WHO’s NTDs list.“Noma is a neglected disease, but it’s still not included in the WHO list of Neglected Tropical Diseases although it fits all the criteria. We are supporting the Government of Nigeria’s (GoN) call for the World Health Organization to recognize noma as a Neglected Tropical Disease so more attention and more resources will be allocated to eradicate it,” Dr Sham’un added.Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF has worked continuously in Nigeria since 1996, and currently provides medical care, free of charge, in 11 states across the country.Contact: Field Communication Officer, Abdulkareem Yakubu Email: msf-nigeria-press@geneva.msf.org Phone: +234 810 606 6159

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