Nodding Syndrome Under Control – Gov’t

Government has Friday announced that the Nodding Syndrome is under control and no new cases have been reported in the past two years in Uganda.

The first Nodding Syndrome case was registered in Northern Uganda in 2009.

Government has since then undertaken a number of initiatives to control and manage the problem.

To date, ampoule according to the Ministry of Health, look a total of 3,320 cases of Nodding Syndrome have been registered and treated with the highest cases reported in Kitgum and Pader districts.

According to the Office of the Permanent Secretary, on confirmation of the disease in the Acholi region sub districts of Kitgum, Amuru, Pader and Gulu, a national taskforce coordinated by the office of the Prime Minister was set up to respond to the disease.

In this regard, the World Health Organization, US Center for disease control and Prevention (CDC), Ministry of health developed clinical guidelines to manage and treat the Nodding Syndrome, 17 treatment centers were established in Northern Uganda.

The government has also continued to distribute medicines and nutritional supplements to all patients that require them.

Furthermore, through National Medical Stores, government has availed constant supplies of anti-convulsants and Vitamin B Complex for supplementation as preliminary research data showed low levels in some of the cases of Nodding Syndrome.


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