Mysterious & Devastating
Pader District, Uganda
September 13, 2014 - Lapul - Ocwida village - Nodding Syndrome patient Okot David, 18, represents a severe case; he has been ill with the syndrome since 2003. He's tied to his living quarters 24-hours a day, seven days a week. At an advanced stage the syndrome causes its victims to wander aimlessly, hence families will tie the person with a rope or chain to prevent them from getting lost, injured or in the case of a young woman raped.