Hilfsaktion in Brief

Treated Children in 2017

The following figures can be presented from the last year:

117 children received surgery
8,787 children were vaccinated
1,384 malnourished children and their families received food.

Overall Numbers

During the last 23 years,

4,327 children received surgery
59,795 children were vaccinated
84,612 malnourished children and their families received food.

Vaccinating and providing children with food is crucial as this protects them from suffering from Noma.

Encouraging Results

At the end of 2017, the Hilfsaktion can be pleased with the results. Regional centers throughout the country and the cooperation with the health ministry have made it possible to significantly lower the number of new Noma cases. Due to the political situation (refugees from Mali) and the persistent malnutrition, the numbers of new cases have risen again.