Mysterious & Devastating
Lapul - Ocwida Village (Pader District), Uganda
David Okot, 18, stands outside his hut. Okot represents a severe case of Nodding Syndrome; he has been ill with it 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.