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Debate rages over reports of new nodding syndrome cases

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A debate is raging on whether or not there are new cases of nodding syndrome in Kitgum district. In May, Joe Otoo, a VHT in Kitgum district told Uganda Radio Network that there were new cases of nodding syndrome reported in the past year in Labongo …

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Kitgum district on the spot for unguided spending of PDM funds

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district is on the spot for spending 200 million Shillings more for training stakeholders under the Parish Development Model-PDM, in violation of the guidelines. The Parish Developement Model is a government multi-sectoral program aimed at improving the livelihoods of Ugandans, especially the 39 per cent …

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Kitgum registers over 1,000 teenage pregnancies in six months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum authorities are concerned about the rising number of pregnancies among underage girls. The media has been awash with news of teenage pregnancy across the country in the last two years fueled by the lockdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. When schools reopened, many thought …

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Hunger forces learners with nodding syndrome out of school

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of learners suffering from nodding syndrome have abandoned classes due to hunger. A report from Alune Primary School in Kitgum district indicates that the thirty learners with nodding syndrome who had enrolled in the school have all abandoned studies in the past months. The school …

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Vehicle rams into roadside vendors in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 13 people are nursing serious injuries following a road accident in Ayul cell, Pager division in Kitgum municipality. The Sunday evening accident involved a Toyota Premio vehicle registration number UAM 825S, that reportedly lost control, swerved off the road and rammed into a …

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Tumangu nodding syndrome care centre dilapidated

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A nodding syndrome care centre initially valued at 150 million Shillings in Kitgum district continues to waste without use, six years after it was commissioned. Located in Tumangu parish, Labongo Akwang sub-county, the centre sits on a 2-acre piece of land donated by two families, …

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Kitgum district approves UGX 36Bn budget

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum District Local Government has increased its budget for the financial year 2022/2023. The district council on Thursday approved a draft budget of 36.9 Billion shillings, an increment of 1.007 billion shillings up from the 35.9 billion shillings in the financial year 2021/2022. The draft …

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Kitgum registers new cases of nodding syndrome

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district has reported five new cases of nodding syndrome, a decade after the last cases were registered. Joe Otoo, the coordinator of nodding syndrome in Labongo Akwang sub-county, says the cases were registered in Abudere and Labworormor villages in Pajimo parish, Labongo Akwang sub-county, …

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