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16Feb/21

Noma Medical Crisis: African Football Legends Launch Appeal For Donations To Save “Children Without Faces”

Though it affects more than 140,000 children each year, noma remains a little-known disease among the general public. Derived from the Greek word “nomein,” meaning “to devour,” the disease destroys the face, resulting in the death of the child in 90% of cases. In order to fight this scourge, in 2019, former footballer Roger Milla set up the Noma Fund association. Together with former internationals such as Joseph-Antoine Bell, François Omam-Biyik, Patrick Mboma, Rigobert Song, and Jacques Songo’o, he is today launching a global appeal for donations to save the lives of those called “the children without faces.” Contininue reading