Good Day Sir/Madam,
Please permit me to bring your attention to this illness called Noma. Noma (cancrum oris) is an acute and ravaging gangrenous infection affecting the face. The victims of Noma are mainly young children caught in a vicious circle of extreme poverty and chronic malnutrition.
Noma begins with ulcers in the mouth. If the condition is detected in the early stage, progression can be prevented with the use of common antibiotics and immediate nutritional rehabilitation. If left untreated, as happens in most c ases, the ulcers progress to Noma at an alarming pace. The next stage is extremely painful when the cheeks or lips begin to swell and the victim's general condition deteriorates. Within a few days, the swelling increases and a blackish furrow appears and the gangrenous process sets in and, after the scab falls away and a gaping hole is left in the face. It is estimated that the mortality rate reaches up to an alarming 90%.
Survivors, those whose pitiful faces can be seen on these pages, can arguably be describ ed as the fortunate ones. However, their lives will never be the same and they will suffer three main afflictions - facial disfigurement, functional impairment and social outcast.
The scar tissue restricts jaw movement and a child who survives is unlikely ever to be able to speak or eat normally again. In infancy, some children lose their lips and soon die of starvation, as they are unable to breast-feed.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates an annual incidence of 500,000 victims world-wide. This means that around 450,000& nbsp;children aged between infancy and puberty will die each year, mainly in sub-Saharan countries from Senegal to Ethiopia, a region also known as "the Noma belt". To this development i am asking you to join the fight against Noma.Now, we have 5,000 children waiting to undergo this surgery at the cost of 1,000euro per Child. Please in any way that you can help a child to undergo this surgery will be appreciated.
IF YOUR INTERESTED IN HELPING THIS CHILDREN PLEASE YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEND US YOUR DONATION/CONTRIBUTION IN& nbsp;(COUNTRY-NIGERIA ) BY EXPRESS MONEYGRAM TRANSFER SERVICES ( http://www.moneygram.com ) OR WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER ( http://www.westernunion.com ) THROUGH THE NAME OF OUR FINANCIAL OFFICERS MRS ( LILIAN DAVID ) AND MR ( ROBERT JOHN ) RESPECTIVELY.
YOU ARE ADVISED TO RESPOND BACK TO US THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS AND PROVIDE US WITH THE TRANSFER DETAILS INCLUDING YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS ON OUR OFFICIAL E-MAIL ADDRESS: [email protected].
N.B,DONATORS FROM 100 TO 4500 EUROS WILL ONLY HAVE THEIR NAMES APPEARED IN OUR RELIEF MAGAZINES AND WEBSITE S WHILE THOSE DONATIONS ABOVE ( 5000 EUROS) TO ANY AMOUNT WILL HAVE A SPACE FOR THEIR FOTOS,NAMES AND BUSINESS ADVERTS IN OUR MAGAZINES AND WEBSITES AS DOES IN THE PAST YEARS.FOR THE LATER (VIP)S PLEASE SEND US YOUR FOTOS AND BUSINESS DETAILS.
WE AWAITS YOUR URGENT RESPONSE AND THANKS FOR YOUR CO-OPERATIONS AND GENEROSITY TO MANKIND.
VISIT http://www.facingafrica.org TO SEE WHY YOUR HELP/MONEY IS HIGHLY NEEDED.IF YOU WANT TO MAKE ANY DONATION JUST MAIL US BACK SO WE CAN GIVE YOU INFORMATION YOU NEED ON DOING THAT.
Allen Robert Assistant Director Facing Africa
IMPORTANT: This e-mail is a scam, and the people sending the mails are scammers. The charity is completely legitimate.
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