Burns in Tanzania: morbidity and mortality, causes and risk factors: a review.

@article{Outwater2013BurnsIT,
  title={Burns in Tanzania: morbidity and mortality, causes and risk factors: a review.},
  author={Anne H Outwater and Hawa Ismail and Lwidiko Mgalilwa and Mary Justin Temu and Naboth A A Mbembati},
  journal={International journal of burns and trauma},
  year={2013},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={18-29}
}
Burn injuries in low and middle income countries still remain a significant health problem, even though numbers of burn injuries in high income countries have decreased showing that such events are not "accidents" but are usually preventable. WHO states that the vast majority (over 95%) of fire-related burns occur in low and middle income countries. Burn injuries are a major cause of prolonged hospital stays, disfigurement, disability, and death in Africa Region. Evidence shows that prevention… CONTINUE READING