Previous Noma Webinars

Monthly seminars will be held on the last Tuesday of each month from 16h00 to 17h00 Central Africa Time (09h00 Eastern Standard Time). 

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Our objective is to showcase a diverse range of speakers with expertise and insights on noma. If you would like to present a webinar, please get in touch

Noma is a devastating oro-facial gangrene with physical and emotional burdens. The videos below contain information and images of noma victims which some may find disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. Further, these videos are for educational purposes only and are not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or condition nor are they meant to substitute medical or dental advice. 

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Webinar 2: Feb. 27, 2024 | Dr. Leila Srour

Leila Srour is a pediatrician with a degree in public health and a diploma in tropical medicine. She has worked for twenty years in Lao PDR training and supporting Lao pediatricians, with Health Frontiers and the Lao National University of Health Sciences. She published the first reported case of noma from Lao. She has searched for and recorded 50 noma survivors from within Lao, whom she linked with visiting surgical teams. Forty-five noma survivors have had facial reconstructive surgery with outcome follow-up. She has trained Lao health workers to recognize active noma and noma sequelae, to treat active cases and report and refer all cases. Leila Srour is the author of articles and chapters about noma and has given presentations on noma nationally and internationally.

Webinar 1: Jan 30, 2024 | Prof. Abdulrazaq G. Habib

Professor Habib is an infectious and tropical disease physician and epidemiologist. He was formerly Dean Faculty of Medicine and later Foundation Provost College of Health Sciences, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria (BUK). His interests include infections, tropical snakebite, and global health and has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

He has served on several boards and committees in Nigeria, currently serving as a member of the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group, National Drug Safety Advisory Committee . He is an international advisor of the Royal College of Physicians, London (UK), a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on meningococcal meningitis vaccination at WHO, Geneva, Switzerland and a board member of the Global Snakebite Initiative (GSI). A native of Kano he is a consultant physician in Infectious and Tropical Diseases at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria.

Prof. Habib is currently the chairman Nigerian Noma (Cancrum Oris) Technical Advisory Group. 

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