Noma (also called gangranous stomatitis, Cancrum oris) is a severe bacterial infection. It starts at the mucous skin in the mouth and destroys tissue and bone of other parts of the face. WHO estimates, that 80.000 to 90.000 children die each year due to this infection. Since its very unique, there are no solid statistics for it. In the Republic of Congo e.g. (around 72 million habitants) has no record of a prevalence.