Peter Gasheka

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The study was conducted to investigate the association between perinatal mortalityand factors relating to nutrition and infections in a rural population in northern Tanzania. A cohort of 3,618 women attending antenatal clinics was registered with background information and the results of antenatal examinations, and followed up after delivery. Stillbirths(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the causes of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in the community in rural Tanzania and to evaluate whether the deaths were avoidable under the prevailing circumstances. DESIGN Review of stillbirths and neonatal deaths. SETTING Rural northern Tanzania, Mbulu and Hanang districts. SAMPLE One hundred and nineteen stillbirth and(More)
BACKGROUND Tanzania has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in sub-Saharan Africa. Due to the paucity of epidemiological information on maternal deaths, and the high maternal mortality estimates found earlier in the study area, our objective was to assess determinants of maternal deaths in a rural setting in the highlands of northern Tanzania by(More)
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