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Gov’t allocates Sh500m to feed children with nodding syndrome

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has allocated 500 million Shillings to feed children with nodding syndrome in Northern Uganda this financial year. This is according to State Minister for Health Robinah Nabbanja, in response to queries raised by Aruu North MP Lucy Aciro on the plight of …

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Lives at risk as nodding disease centre remains closed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five children have lost their lives to nodding syndrome in Omoro district over the past three months as the sole diagnostic centre for the region remains closed. The multi-million treatment centre was built in 2012 by defunct Hope for Humans, a non-government organization which was …

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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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