Nodding Syndrome: Acholi Chief Demands Report on Findings

A chief of the Ker Kwaro Acholi cultural institution in Uganda pressed the government to release its findings on Nodding Syndrome, a mysterious and disabling condition that attacked hundreds of children in Northern Uganda.

Calling the delay in releasing the findings disturbing, Okin Polly Phillips Ojara, the Prime Minister of Ker Kwaro Acholi told families of the affected children that very little information has been released to affected communities—even about the fate of children taken to America for treatment.

The US CDC notes that children living in extremely poor conditions seem most susceptible to this unexplained neurologic condition, which causes uncontrolled head nodding, seizure-like activity and in many cases, death.

Uganda Radio Network

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