Mothers of Nodding Victims Receive UGX 10 Million

The money is meant to support mothers in Odek sub-county Omoro district. It will be put in the womens Savings and Credit group where the women can borrow and save.

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The National Medical Stores and National Drug Authority have contributed 10 million shillings to mothers of Nodding children.

The money that was handed over to the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah on Thursday is meant to support mothers in Odek sub-county Omoro district. The money will be put in the women's Savings and Credit group where the women can borrow and save.

Led by the Chairperson National Drug Authority, Dr Medard Bitekyerezo, and Dr Moses Kamabare, the General Manager National Medical Stores (NMS), the team said they raised the funds from the staff of the two organisations.

Bitekyerezo said that they were prompted to make the contribution following their visit to Omoro district where they discovered that the women lacked domestic requirements and other needs to care for the affected children.

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Oulanyah expressed his gratitude to NMS and NDA saying that the women caring for the sick children cannot take part in any income generating activities because they spend most of the time taking care of the sick children.  

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In March, the government earmarked 1.4bn shillings to support nodding syndrome.