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Noma: neglected, forgotten and a human rights issue

Published inInternational health, vol. 7, no. 3, p. 149-150
Publication date2015
Abstract

Noma, an orofacial gangrene and opportunistic infection, affects primarily malnourished children living in extreme poverty. Neglected, forgotten, unknown by most health workers, noma results in death, disfigurement and disability of some of the world's most vulnerable children. Noma is a biological indicator of multiple human rights violations, including the right to food. International support and national attention in countries with noma are lacking. The end of neglect of noma can lead to the elimination of this horrific childhood disease.

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LEILA SROUR, M, MARCK, Klaas W, BARATTI, Denise. Noma: neglected, forgotten and a human rights issue. In: International health, 2015, vol. 7, n° 3, p. 149–150. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihv001
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