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Tumangu nodding syndrome care centre dilapidated

Tumangu nodding syndrome structure in sorry state. URN photo

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, whose children are suffering from nodding syndrome. It was then constructed by Hope For Humans, a project initiated by Dr Suzanne Gadza, a neurosurgeon from the United States.

The project was purposed to provide feeding, psycho-social support and vocational training to children in Acholi.

The Tumangu Nodding Care Center in Kitgum was commissioned in 2017 by President Yoweri Museveni, but the organization immediately said it had run out of funds to continue supporting the children and asked the government to take over.

However, the centre was never used and is now surrounded by bushes, as seen in the pictures.

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