• The SSMJ Team welcomes Dr Ayat C Jervase to the Editorial Board.


  • Many thanks to John Vaughan and all the other reviewers for help in preparing this issue.


  • According to recent reports (1,2) Nodding Syndrome (see SSMJ 4/1) has hit Kitgum, Pader and Gulu districts in northern Uganda. More than 1000 cases were diagnosed between August and mid-December. It has now reached Yumbe, which borders South Sudan – where cases have also been reported.
  1. Mysterious nodding syndrome spreading through Uganda. New Scientist Health 23 December 2011.
  2. Daily Monitor. Kampala. 20 January 2011.