Africans "yet to understand the meaning of autism"

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Dr Richard Nduhuura, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of The Republic of Uganda to the UN. Photo:Priyanka Shankar

African societies have yet to understand what "autism" means according to Uganda's Ambassador to the UN.

Richard Nduhuura said that generating awareness about autism across the continent, was an important step towards removing stigma surrounding it.

The disorder affects the nervous system, making social interactions and verbal and non-verbal communications difficult.

Priyanka Shankar spoke to Dr Nduhuura  who was one of the organisers of an event discussing Autism in Africa, recently held at UN Headquarters.

Duration:4'56"

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