by Benoit Varenne, Khady Kâ, Abdikamal Alisalad et al.
WHO Regional Office for Africa, Non communicable Diseases Cluster (NCD), Regional Programme for Noma Control, 2016
In countries contending with noma, and in spite of numerous initiatives, families, community health workers and primary health care professionals are still largely under-informed about this disease. To help bridge the knowledge gap on noma and improve early case diagnosis, detection and treatment, WHO has taken the initiative to update the staging of the disease and to provide, for each stage identified, recommendations for enhanced management. This brochure is designed as a training tool and is intended for all stakeholders at the primary health care level: health workers, community health care workers and opinion leaders who are in contact with the population groups at risk of contracting the disease.