« The right to food is a human right. Noma is a violation of the right to food. We are trying to obtain a resolution with normative value from the Human Rights Council declaring noma as a violation of human rights. This normative basis is necessary to combat noma effectively. » Jean Ziegler
For several years now, the Winds of Hope Foundation has been financing and organizing round tables that bring together all associations fighting noma. Some thirty member organizations of the NoNoma Federation meet every year for two days to create synergies and strengthen their respective activities in the fields of prevention, detection, research, medical and surgical tretament, rehabilitation and reintegration.
Annual General Meetings and Round Tables could not be held without funding from the Winds of Hope Foundation’s partners: Breitling and Victorinox. We thank them warmly for their unfailing support.
All costs related to the organization of the Annual General Meetings and Roundtables are fully covered by the Winds of Hope Foundation’s partners. Thanks to the unwavering support of Breitling and Victorinox these meetings have been held without interruption every year since 2002. On behalf of all the members of the Federation, we would like to thank them warmly.
Breitling is a recognized leader in the manufacture of time-measuring instruments especially for aeronautics. After sponsoring B. Piccard and B. Jones for their non-stop round-the-world balloon flight in the Breitling Orbiter 3, Breitling supported both pilots when they founded Winds of Hope and since then have continue to share their combat against this forgotten disease. www.breitling.com
For over 200 years, Victorinox has been producing the famous “Swiss knives” as well as other pocket tools and knives. When they made their historic round-the-world flight, the two pilots needed to carry the largest possible number of tools for the lowest possible weight. The Victorinox multi-tool device fitted the bill perfectly. Thus, it became the 2 pilots’ daily working partner in the capsule of Orbiter 3, and since 1999 has remained their partner in the humanitarian adventure of Winds of Hope. www.victorinox.com