A six year-old Noma Survivor. Sokoto, Nigeria.October, 2017.

MSF/OSM geo-week global mapathon -Thursday 18 November 2021, 18:00 - 20:30 PM, online

On Thursday, November 11, 2021

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The event will have an introduction and a talk from a field Data Manager in English, with simultaneous interpretation available in French. Following a training for beginners how to map and save buildings, break-out rooms will be open in English, French, and German, with MSF facilitators ready to provide individual support and chat further.

The focus of the mapathon will be northwestern Nigeria, where many people suffer from Noma - a neglected disease that affects those living in poverty. Up to 90% of people affected by Noma die within the first two weeks, if left untreated. MSF offers patient care and outreach activities to treat and prevent Noma. Therefore we seek to create base maps to support teams on the ground, to reach isolated rural populations.

Join a community of supporters to directly help MSF teams in the field during a global mapathon on Thursday 18 November from 18:00 to 20:30 online.

Register here

Umar, 8, and Adamu, 15, stand at the entrance of the post-operative ward at the Sokoto Noma Hospital. They recently underwent surgery and are confined to the ward to avoid infections. Nigeria, October 2018.

This event is part of Open Street Map’s Geography Awareness Week, during which a global coalition of partners, community groups, and map lovers will join together to celebrate geography and contribute to MSF's humanitarian work in the field!

To join the event in the Americas' time zone (Fri, November 19, 2021 /1:00 AM – 3:00 AM CET) with language interpretation in English and Spanish, click here.


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