Uganda: 'Haunted' Children Slow to Receive Help
While scientists scramble to identify a treatment, victims of the unexplained neurological condition, nodding disease must endure symptoms including mental retardation, epilepsy and rashes.
Constant flow of saliva is one of the symptoms of nodding disease.
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 2 August 2012
A four-day international scientific meeting in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, highlighted the many unknowns of so-called "nodding disease" or "nodding syndrome", which has affected ... read more »
Capital FM, 1 August 2012
Scientists from around the world are meeting in the Ugandan capital Kampala to discuss the nodding disease whose cause is not known but continues to ravage rural communities in ... read more »
The Observer, 18 July 2012
An expert involved in researching the nodding disease syndrome that has ravaged parts of northern Uganda has said it will take years before a cure is found. read more »
New Vision, 18 July 2012
AS nodding disease continues to attack children in northern Uganda, international experts who have worked on a similar disease in South Sudan, Tanzania and Liberia have been ... read more »
Institute for War & Peace Reporting, 10 July 2012
As the nodding disease crisis in northern Uganda worsens, local health workers and parents have told IWPR that many of the children affected are still struggling to access ... read more »
Legislators on a select committee instituted to carry out research on areas affected by nodding disease have ordered ministry of health to account for sh400 allocated for research ... Read more »