Measures against Noma

The disease could be avoided in developing countries through structured measures and by improvements of the socio-economic conditions. This includes in particular the prevention of malnutrition! Also the improvement of sanitary conditions and the prevention or treatment of diseases such as measles, rubella, etc., and the prevention or treatment of other infections caused by parasites (eg malaria), viruses or fungi would help to prevent Noma

Has Noma already affected a child, the infection has to be stopped as quickly as possible with medication and the child has to be strengthened with a healthy, balanced diet. Very few Noma children then have the fortune to receive help for free from European surgeons in order to restore the masticatory and speech functions respectively its own face.