Nodding Disease, Joseph Kony, and the Children of Northern Uganda

First published on Social Media Chimps


In March 2012, American filmmakers brought the world to northern Uganda in search of a warlord named Joseph Kony. One month later, Ugandan doctors and journalists are scrambling to broadcast a revised global message: Mr. Kony is gone, and nodding disease now poses the largest threat to the region’s children. So far, this second message has failed to generate the same level of worldwide buzz as the first.

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