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The Hilfsaktion Noma e.V. is now active in ten African countries to stop the spread of the disease Noma. In Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo, the association supports Hilfsaktion Noma national Noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization. Our own aid activities currently focus on the West African countries Guinea-Bissau and Niger. Here, the aid organisation now operates several children's and hospitals.

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Children's house Maradi

The first children's house, built according to traditional plans, has existed since 2000 and consists of four traditional houses, which make it easier for the children to get used to a new environment. There is a care ward and a room for meetings, which is also used for educational campaigns. Up to 20 children can live here and are cared for by nurses. Social workers, housekeepers and other staff are hired as needed.

Children's house Niamey

The children's house opened its doors in 2001. There are also four traditional houses in which the children live. In addition there is a treatment centre and a conference room. Our own noma clinic La Magia is only a five-minute walk away, which makes it possible to provide outpatient care for the children after operations. As in Maradi, 20 children can be admitted. Besides a full-time nurse, who is in charge, there is also a guard. Additional caretakers are hired as needed.

Clinic La Magia Niamey

Since the opening of the "La Magia" clinic in Niamey in 2002, noma surgeries have also been possible in Niger. The first noma clinic in the world was built with the financial support of numerous donors. Today the majority of children suffering from Noma can be treated in Niger. Every year, the clinic carries out numerous surgery campaigns and trains doctors in the treatment of noma.

Niamey Training Center

The training center in the capital Niamey was opened in early 2009. Medical professionals are taught here in the areas of education, prevention, treatment and social reintegration with the aim of helping people to help themselves. The center serves as an information, training and education center for countries in West Africa. Our experience in the treatment of noma children in Niger will be made available to the other affected countries.

Children's house Tahoua

The children's house was founded in 1996 and was our first facility in Niger. During its existence, the children's house had to move several times because neighbours complained about the Noma children. In January 2006, the newly built children's house was officially opened. Up to 20 children can now be accommodated in the children's house. They are cared for by nurses, a housekeeper, a guard and a driver.

Children's house Agadez

The children's house was completed in 2007 and is supervised by a nurse. Since February 2007 there have been more and more armed attacks by the Mouvement des Nigériens pour la Justice (MNJ) in the region of Agadez, which made the work there almost impossible. The children's house became unsafe due to landslides in 2011 and had to be demolished. Since September 2013 the doors of the newly built children's house are open again!

Nutrition clinic and vaccination center in Birni N`Konni

The first vaccination center was established in Birni N'Konni in Tahoua region in January 2006. From here, mobile vaccination teams also travel to the more distant bush villages to vaccinate children locally. In total, 51,000 vaccinations have already been carried out. Since 2007, children with severe malnutrition have also been treated here. Again and again, hunger prevails in Niger, and the children are the first to fall victim to it. In addition, malnourished and undernourished children are easy victims of the noma pathogens: with their weak immune systems, the little ones have nothing to oppose the disease. In total, more than 83,000 children in Birni N`Konni have been saved from starvation - and noma - so far.

Noma Clinic Bissau

A hospital building with 2,500 m2 of floor space is located on a 1,600 m2 plot of land provided by the government. The new, modern hospital enables comprehensive care of Noma patients - from the preliminary examination to the often complicated surgeries and aftercare. The clinic has two wards, where patients are prepared for surgery and are cared for afterwards; three examination rooms; a treatment room; an operating theater with an attached sterilization room and laboratory; and an intensive care unit for particularly difficult cases. The construction of the center and thus the important help against noma in Guinea-Bissau was made possible by the cooperation with the authorities of Guinea-Bissau as well as with different organizations and institutions and of course by the many supporters and friends of Hilfsaktion Noma e.V.!

Benin

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

Burkina Faso

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

Cote d'Ivoire

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

Mali

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

Nigeria

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

Senegal

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

Togo

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

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Children's house Niamey

The children's house opened its doors in 2001. There are also four traditional houses in which the children live; a treatment center; and a conference room. The association's own noma clinic La Magia is only a five-minute walk away, which makes it possible to provide outpatient care for the children after surgeries. As in Maradi, 20 children can be admitted. Besides a full-time nurse, who is in charge, there is also a guard. Additional caretakers are hired as needed.

Niamey Training Center

The training center in the capital Niamey was opened in early 2009. Medical professionals are taught here in the areas of education, prevention, treatment and social reintegration with the aim of helping people to help themselves. The center serves as an information, training and education center for countries in West Africa. Our experience in the treatment of noma children in Niger will be made available to the other affected countries.

Clinic La Magia Niamey

Since the opening of the "La Magia" clinic in Niamey in 2002, noma surgeries have also been possible in Niger. The first noma clinic in the world was built with the financial support of numerous donors. Today the majority of children suffering from Noma can be treated in Niger. Every year, the clinic carries out numerous surgery campaigns and trains doctors in the treatment of noma.

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Nutrition clinic & vaccination center in Birni N'Konni

The first vaccination centre was established in Birni N'Konni in the Tahoua region in January 2006. From here, mobile vaccination teams also travel to the more distant bush villages to vaccinate children locally. In total, 51,000 vaccinations have already been carried out. This helps to strengthen the children's defences and reduce their susceptibility to noma.
Since 2007, children with severe malnutrition have also been treated here. Again and again, hunger prevails in Niger, to which the children fall victim first. In addition, malnourished and undernourished children are easy victims of the noma pathogens: with their weak immune systems, the little ones have nothing to oppose the disease. In total, well over 83,000 children in Birni N`Konni have been saved from starvation - and noma - so far.
In 2018, in cooperation with the Nigerian Ministry of Health, the Hilfsaktion Noma e.V. opened a nutrition clinic for severely malnourished children in Birni N'Konni in order to contribute to the prevention of Noma.

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Children's house Agadez

The first children's house, built according to traditional plans, has existed since 2000 and consists of four traditional houses, which make it easier for the children to get used to a new environment. There is a care ward and a room for meetings, which is also used for educational campaigns. The children's house can accommodate up to 20 children, who are looked after by nurses and a guard. Social workers, housekeepers and other personnel are hired as needed.

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Children's house Maradi

The first children's house, built according to traditional plans, has existed since 2000 and consists of four traditional houses, which make it easier for the children to get used to a new environment. There is a care ward and a room for meetings, which is also used for educational campaigns. Up to 20 children can live here and are cared for by nurses. Social workers, housekeepers and other staff are hired as needed.

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Children's house Tahoua

The children's house was founded in 1996 and was the first facility of the relief operation in Niger. During its existence, the children's house had to move several times because neighbours complained about the noma children. In January 2006, the newly built children's house was officially opened. Up to 20 children can now be accommodated in the children's house. They are cared for by a nurse who is in charge, a nurse, a housekeeper, a guard and a driver.

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Noma clinic Bissau

A hospital building with 2,500 m2 of floor space is located on a 1,600 m2 plot of land provided by the government. The new, modern hospital enables comprehensive care of Noma patients - from the preliminary examination to the often complicated operations and aftercare. The clinic has two hospital rooms where patients are prepared for the operation and are cared for after the operation, three examination rooms, a treatment room, an operating room with an attached sterilization room and laboratory, and an intensive care unit for particularly severe cases. The construction of the centre and thus the important help against Noma in Guinea-Bissau was made possible by the cooperation with the authorities of Guinea-Bissau as well as with different organisations and institutions and of course by the many supporters and friends of the Hilfsaktion Noma e.V.!

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Benin

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

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Burkina Faso

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

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Cote d'Ivoire

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

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Mali

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

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Nigeria

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

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Senegal

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

Senegal

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

Togo

Support of national noma programs in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)

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