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.

  • Uganda:  Nodding Syndrome Baffles Scientists

    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 »

  • Uganda:  Scientists Meet in Uganda Over Mysterious Nodding Disease

    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 »

  • Uganda:  Finding Nodding Disease Cure Will Take Years - Expert

    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 »

  • Uganda:  Uganda Invites Global Experts Over Nodding Disease

    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 »

  • Uganda:  Is Uganda Losing Battle Against Nodding Disease?

    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 »

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