Nodding syndrome, according to the World Health Organisation, affects children between the ages of 5 and 15 years old, causing progressive cognitive dysfunction, neurological deterioration, stunted growth and a characteristic nodding of the head. Despite numerous and extensive investigations, very little is known about the cause of the disease.
The request is in support of a proposal by Dr David Lagoro Kitara, a senior medical Doctor attached to Gulu University. Dr Lagoro suggested a monthly allocation of 50 million Shillings to two centres set up to manage Nodding patients in Odek and Tumangur.
Patrick Obwana, a businessman in Moroto town, says although power instability has been common in past years, it intensified from December last year. According to Obwana, the power outages have been worse in the past two weeks.
Jimmy Opigo, the Program Manager, National Malaria Control Programme in the Ministry of Health, says there was a reduction of malaria cases from 65 percent to 7.5 percent in the five years IRS was used in Lango and Acholi regions.
Michael Okello, the mastermind of the procession says they decided to bury Mbabazi as a sign that he belongs to the past. Okello adds that Mbabazi\'s candidature is a mockery to the Ugandan population.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has appealed to witnesses to provide information and testimonies relevant to the case of Dominic Ongwen, the former LRA commander who stands accused of crimes against humanity and War crimes.
Agago, Amuru, Pader, Adjumani, Gulu, Lamwo, Kitgum and Nwoya districts have been earmarked to benefit from the Programme for Restoration of Livelihoods in Northern Uganda, which will target about 300,000 households.
Pen-Mogi said that it would have been insensitive and irrational for the University to ignore the needs of the population in Northern Uganda which was subjected to over two decades of untold suffering at the hands of the Lord's Resistance Army-LRA rebellion.