WHERE WE WORK: UGANDA
Nodding syndrome is a chronic debilitating disease that weakens muscles and makes the head loll on the shoulders, it is also characterized with seizures. Over the years nodding syndrome has affected a big community in Northern Uganda. In 2012, there were an estimated 3000 individuals living with nodding syndrome, a few years later, studies indicate a gross impact that spread to more than 8000 children commonly between the ages of 5-15 years and expanding from initial 3 districts (Pader, Kitgum and Lamwo) to also Gulu, Amuru, Oyam, Lira and Omoro districts.
To read more about CLAN's efforts in Uganda please read the project report on the Nodding Syndrome Support Groups launch held on 12 May 2018 at the Hope for Humans Centre, Odek Subcounty, Omoro District Uganda.