Kitgum Town

Kitgum Town
Kitgum Town

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Focus on Nodding Disease in Uganda

On March 26 27 and 28  the  World Health Organisation is convening a meeting of reseachers and doctors to discuss Nodding Disease, a neurological Seizure Disorder affecting children between age 5 and 15. The disease has affected thousands of children, primarily in districts of Northern Uganda and Southern Sudan. The Kitgum district where Yotkom Uganda is working  has been one of the most hard hit.
Dr Andrew Wright has been asked to come and be part of the discussions in Geneva.
We are trusting the outcome of this will be steps toward discovering the cause and delivering treatment and support to the children and families affected. The Yotkom Uganda medical team in Kitgum hope to play a part in this process over coming months.
For further information on Nodding Disease-  go visit this link and watch the You Tube video

Nodding Disease

Over the next four weeks Andrew will be updating the website with developments in Geneva and later joining Neil Shuker in Uganda.  We are aiming to encourage and build up our team on the ground in Kitgum Uganda during April.  Stay tuned !