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Kitgum nodding affected families reject gov’t heifers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Families affected by the mysterious nodding syndrome in Kitgum district have rejected 168 heifers meant to support their households. They say that the animals, procured by the Office of the Prime Minister under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF III), were substandard. The heifers …

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Health Ministry closes in on cause of nodding syndrome

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health says years of intensive medical research is closing in on the exact cause of mysterious Nodding Syndrome disease amongst children in Northern Uganda. The government health agency says new clues strongly associating the disease with a group of parasitic nematodes, Filarial …

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