The Hilfsaktion Noma e.V.
From its foundation until today

Ute Winkler-Stumpf could not look away. What began after a television report about the disease Noma initially only with two children from Niger, which she brought to Germany to have them operated on here, has now developed into one of the largest aid organisations in the fight against Noma. With various humanitarian missions, the team of the Hilfsaktion Noma e.V. around Ute Winkler-Stumpf has saved the lives of many children in recent years and given them a future.

1994

Foundation of the Hilfsaktion Noma e.V.

1995

- Two Noma children from Niger are treated
in Regensburg - Ute Winkler-Stumpf's first trip to Niger

1996

Opening of the children's home in Tahoua/Niger

2000

Construction of the children's house in Maradi/Niger

2001

Construction of the children's house in Niamey/Niger

2002

Opening of the noma clinic "La Magia"
in Niamey/Niger

2003

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Niger awards Ute Winkler-Stumpf the Médaille d'honneur de la Santé

2006

- New building of the children's house in Tahoua/Niger-
Opening of the vaccination center in Birni N`Konni

2007

Construction of the children's house in Agadez/Niger

2008

- At the request of the government of Guinea-Bissau, the Hilfsaktion Noma e.V. is taking up aid in this country.
- Ute Winkler-Stumpf receives the Federal Cross of Merit from the then Federal President Horst Köhler in Berlin's Bellevue Palace.

2009

Opening of the noma
training center in Niamey/Niger

2012

Opening of the noma
center in Bissau/Guinea-Bissau

2013

Reopening of the children's house in Agadez/Niger after restoration following landslides

2014

Ute Winkler-Stumpf receives the Bavarian State Medal for Social Merit

2017

Ute Winkler-Stumpf receives the Bavarian Order of Merit from Prime Minister Horst Seehofer

2018

Opening of the nutrition
clinic in Birni N`Konni/Niger

1995

- Two Noma children from Niger are treated
in Regensburg - Ute Winkler-Stumpf's first trip to Niger

2000

Construction of the children's house in Maradi/Niger

2002

Opening of the noma clinic "La Magia"
in Niamey/Niger

2006

- New building of the children's house in Tahoua/Niger-
Opening of the vaccination center in Birni N`Konni

2008

- At the request of the government of Guinea-Bissau, the Hilfsaktion Noma e.V. is taking up aid in this country.
- Ute Winkler-Stumpf receives the Federal Cross of Merit from the then Federal President Horst Köhler in Berlin's Bellevue Palace.

2012

Opening of the noma
center in Bissau/Guinea-Bissau

2014

Ute Winkler-Stumpf receives the Bavarian State Medal for Social Merit

2018

Opening of the nutrition
clinic in Birni N`Konni/Niger

1996

Opening of the children's home in Tahoua/Niger

2001

Construction of the children's house in Niamey/Niger

2003

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Niger awards Ute Winkler-Stumpf the Médaille d'honneur de la Santé

2007

Construction of the children's house in Agadez/Niger

2009

Opening of the noma
training center in Niamey/Niger

2013

Reopening of the children's house in Agadez/Niger after restoration following landslides

2017

Ute Winkler-Stumpf receives the Bavarian Order of Merit from Prime Minister Horst Seehofer

2019

- Ute Winkler-Stumpf receives the Gold Medal for Merits in Healthcare from the President of Niger.
- The Hilfsaktion Noma e.V. is now for 25 years active

The foundation the Hilfsaktion Noma e.V.

The "Hilfsaktion Noma e.V." Regensburg was founded in 1994 through the initiative of the teacher Ute Winkler-Stumpf. In order to be able to help effectively and manageably, the work of the association was initially limited to Niger, which is considered the poorest country in the world.

A report in the programme "Stern TV" had made Ute Winkler-Stumpf aware of the disease. The teacher decided spontaneously to help. At first she only wanted to collect money to help a child. But after two children (Binia, 8 and Issiaka, 6) from Niger had been operated on in Regensburg, Ute Winkler-Stumpf was able to see the extent of the misery in Niger with her own eyes when the children were repatriated. After her return she decided to found the "Hilfsaktion Noma e.V." with some committed fellow citizens in order to be able to move more. In the beginning, children were operated on free of charge by reconstructive surgeons exclusively in Germany, Mallorca and Austria. However, the organisational and financial effort soon exceeded the means of the association.
In order to help more patients, the association had to create the possibility to operate directly in Niger. Operations in Niger were also better from the children's point of view, as they had previously been torn from their familiar surroundings. However, Niger's medical infrastructure was initially not suitable for operations. In close cooperation with the local authorities and thanks to the support of donations, Ute Winkler-Stumpf succeeded in doing something she would not have expected even when she founded the association: To date, the Hilfsaktion Noma e.V. has built several hospitals and children's homes in the project countries Niger and Guinea-Bissau and operates the clinics with the help of local staff.

Since the start of the relief work, around 4,500 Noma children have been operated on. To prevent noma, over 60,000 children have been vaccinated and over 85,000 malnourished children have been brought to normal weight.

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