Civil conflict

Is the glass half-full or half-empty? A qualitative exploration of treatment practices and perceived barriers to biomedical care for patients with nodding syndrome in post-conflict northern Uganda

Background Nodding syndrome has increasingly become an issue of public health concern internationally. The etiology of the disorder is still unknown and there are yet no curative treatments. We explored perceptions about treatment practices and barriers to health seeking for nodding syndrome in Pader and Kitgum districts in northern Uganda in order to provide data necessary for informing policy on treatment adherence and rehabilitations. Methods We used focus group discussions and individual interviews...