Nodding syndrome: what next for South Sudan?

An article in Nature discusses high and rising rates of something referred to in English as “nodding syndrome” among several hundred children in South Sudan, northern Uganda and other neighboring regions.

A photo caption states that each village in South Sudan has an afflicted child. Nodding syndrome is found among children 5-15 years of age. Children with the affliction often have seizures. The cause is unknown.

Children in South Sudan. Flickr/sidelife

 

One thought on “Nodding syndrome: what next for South Sudan?

  1. Chris

    Qualitative research is undergoing. Several researchers have been operating without permits from the country where the research is taking place – this is unethical.

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