Sudan's incurable child disease

Many in south accuse government of ignoring "nodding disease" that killed hundreds.

    Hundreds of children in southern Sudan have died from a mysterious illness that they have called the "nodding disease".

    The mentally and physically disabling disease, which has no cure yet and affects only children, first emerged in Sudan in 1980s.

    Many in the region accuse the government of neglecting the problem, which mainly affects those living in remote areas.

    Haru Mutasa reports from Western Equatoria State in southern Sudan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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