« Love and charity seek to replace « them », « you » and « me » with an all-embracing « us ».» Gabriel Madinier
In March 2002, the Winds of Hope humanitarian foundation, founded by Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, organized the first roundtable to bring together and coordinate the efforts of field workers involved in combating noma. On 20 March 2003, the International NoNoma Federation initially brought together 17 members (NGOs, associations and foundations), all determined to work together to increase their chances of eliminating this neglected scourge of noma. The presidency of the Federation was entrusted to Winds of Hope.
Today, the Federation has some thirty members who work together to develop local and international synergies, while respecting a common ethical code. These NGOs are based mainly in Switzerland and France, but some are in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, the United States, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger and DR of Congo.
Since March 2003, the Federation’s members have met annually for a General Assembly and Round Table.
The missions of the Federation are to: