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A team of researchers have linked hydrocephalus – a brain infection that occurs in newborn babies in Uganda – to bacterial infections…Read More

Uganda research links rain to hydrocephalus cases

By Raymond Baguma A team of researchers have linked hydrocephalus – a brain infection that occurs in newborn babies in Uganda – to bacterial infections during the rainy seasons. The findings that have been published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, follow a six-year research done between 2000 and 2005. The…Read More

This article proves the facts of Hydrocephalus in Uganda and the urgency as well as the extent of help needed to save these children's…Read More

allAfrica.com: Uganda: Hydrocephalus - 98 Percent Die By Age of Two (Page 1 of 4)

Nine-year-old Massy Athieno is a Primary Three pupil of Amulwa Primary School in Tororo. According to her mother, Grace Achen of Amulwo village in Tororo District, she is a bright girl. She explains that she gave birth to a normal child who developed convulsions at two weeks after birth and her head started swelling. "I had never heard of CURE…Read More

Infant hydrocephalus is one of the most common abnormalities affecting the nervous system of children. Sometimes referred to as "water on…Read More

Hydrocephalus in Uganda: the predominance of inf... [J Neurosurg. 2005] - PubMed - NCBI

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OBJECT: The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the causes of hydrocephalus in Uganda, the efficacy of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) in this environment, and whether existing parameters could be used to guide patient selection. METHODS: Three hundred consecutive children, 81.3% of whom were younger than 1 year of age,…Read More