Abdala Atumane

He is a dentist and maxillofacial surgeon, belonging to the Oral Health Program from the Serviço Provincial de Saúde Assistência Médica in Zambezia province, Mozambique.

He has worked with Operation Smile missions in Mozambique operating on cleft palate patients. During these missions he met patients with noma sequelae who had been mistaken for cleft palate.

Carlos Chaccour

Trained Internist with more than 15 years of experience. He has had clinical experience in remote indigenous communities in the Venezuelan Amazon and in Mozambique.

He has led several epidemiological studies in Mozambique. Currently, he serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of the Unitaid-funded BOHEMIA project. A large-scale cluster-randomized clinical trial taking place in Zambezia (Mozambique) and in Kwale (Kenya), consisting on a mass-drug-administration covering over 10,000 households testing ivermectin as first-in-class endectocide to reduce malaria transmission.

He holds a visiting scholar position at the Ifakara Health Institute and the University of Navarra.

Marta Ribes

She is a predoctoral researcher at ISGlobal. She graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and later studied a MSc Neuroscience at Sorbonne Université and a Master in Global Health at the University of Barcelona.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, she has been involved in several COVID-19 projects ranging from studying its epidemiology and immune response kinetics, to writing policy recommendations.

She now combines her research at COVID-19 with her efforts to give voice to noma through research and outreach activities.