Posted on August 14, 2012 / Comments Off
Thousands of Ugandan children are suffering from a mysterious illness that manifests itself through the nodding of the head. So far 200 children have died from the disease in northern Uganda, but government health workers and NGOs remain in the dark about both its cause and cure, Henry Wasswa reports from Uganda
Under a tall mango tree in the village of Tumangu in Uganda, a young girl called Susan suddenly has a seizure and begins wailing and crying as her friends struggle to restrain her. The 17-year-old’s convulsions last for some 20 minutes.