Nodding Disease Syndrome: There are Over 1,700 Estimated Cases with no Hope of Recovery in Acholi-Minister Kwiyucwiny

The minister said there are no new cases of nodding syndrome victims of recent but there are an estimated 1,700 patients with no hope of recovery.

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By Namubiru Agatha

According to the minister for Northern Uganda Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny an estimated 1,700 people in the Acholi region are suffering from the nodding disease syndrome.

During a meeting with various district local leaders from Gulu, Lamwo, Pader, Kitgum, Omoro, Amuru, and officials from the ministry of health and office of the prime minister.

The meeting was aimed at finding a lasting solution to the nodding disease syndrome in the region

The minister said there are no new cases of nodding syndrome victims of recent but there are an estimated 1,700 patients with no hope of recovery.

She said the nodding disease syndrome has affected the social, and economic life of families with children suffering from the disease.

The leaders have asked the government to put up daycare centers in the community so that parents can engage in productive work.

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