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 thousands of children who are suffering; with no food, no treatment and no intervention from the government to give them hope. Aciro said hundreds of children have since passed on.
President Museveni will be in Kitgum to grace a thanksgiving prayer organised by Kitgum Municipality Member of Parliament Beatrice Anywar for surviving an accident that nearly claimed her life early this year. The president is also expected to meet 835 surviving victims of the Nodding Syndrome drawn from Labongo Amida and Labongo Akwang sub counties.
Dr. Patrick Ocen, the Lira District Health Officer says most care givers are demoralized by the appalling road network since they have to cover a distance of not less than 20km each time they move to access treatment at Aromo Health Centre III.
A report posted on the CDC website shows that the teams documented that Nodding Syndrome is a novel complex epilepsy syndrome, and that the head nodding was a direct manifestation of seizures that cause a brief lapse in muscle tone due to alterations in brain function.
A 15 year old girl affected by nodding syndrome has drowned in Akoyo River in Akoyo village, Odek Sub County in Gulu district. Esther Akello reportedly drowned on Tuesday evening while she returned home from Hope for Humans, a centre that takes care of children with nodding syndrome in Odek Sub County.
President Yoweri Museveni has defended Kitgum Woman MP Beatrice Anwyar over allegations that she embezzled over 50 million shillings given to her last year to transport nodding syndrome victims to Mulago Hospital for treatment.
Masaka Hospital doctors say 9 students who were admitted on suspicion that they might suffer from nodding syndrome are actually suffering from hysteria. The 9 girls are slated to sit for their PLE exams later this year.
In a move to get a solution to the nodding syndrome, the scientists are drafting a research proposal in which they intend to bring on board partners like the involved governments, civil society, WHO and CDC in finding the cause of the disease.
A child, from Aromo Sub County in Lira district, has been admitted to Lira regional referral hospitalâ€™s psychiatric department after he was confirmed to be display Nodding disease symptoms. More cases expected.
John Bosco Ozelle, the officer in charge of criminal investigations at Gulu Central Police Station explains that the suspect visited the school in Odek Sub-county and started giving the children a concoction of herbs that he claims cures the nodding disease.