Framing Noma: Human Rights and Neglected Tropical Diseases As Paths for Advocacy

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Noma is a gangrenous disease that affects around 140,000 young children each year. The disease has an estimated mortality rate of up to 90%. This chapter examines framings of noma that have been prominent over the last four decades: the medicalised and humanitarian frames, as well as the human rights and neglected tropical disease frames. The analytical focus is on the framers (who?), the purpose of the faming (why?), and the outcome sought or accomplished (what?) in respect to the identified frames. The chapter’s aim is to illustrate how the neglected tropical disease and human rights frames have, and could be, leveraged to enhance advocacy and generate policy change at international level and on the ground to tackle noma and support survivors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJustice in Global Health
Subtitle of host publicationNew Perspectives and Current Issues
ISBN (Electronic)9781032508450 , 1032508450
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Oct 2023

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