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

  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},
  volume={3 1},
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
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 1 time over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
9 Citations
55 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-9 of 9 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 55 references

World Health Organization (WHO). A WHO Plan for Burn Prevention and Care

  • C Mock, M Peck, M Peden, E. Krug
  • Geneva: World Health Organization
  • 2008
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Homicide death surveillance in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  • AH Outwater, JC Campbell, +4 authors J. Kub
  • Int J Inj Contr Saf Prom
  • 2005
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Review of Childhood Burn Injuries in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Forgotten Public Health Challenge

  • A Hyder, K Kashyap, S Fishman, S. Wali
  • African Safety Promotion
  • 2004
Highly Influential
6 Excerpts

A profile of burn injuries in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania

  • Mbanga FMW, VG Mwafongo
  • Medical Journal
  • 1998
Highly Influential
6 Excerpts

Epidemiological Aspects of Trauma in Children in Dar es Salaam: Review of cases seen during the 4-year period: 1971-1974

  • PM Sarungi, AJ Kaduri
  • DSM Med J 1980;
  • 1980
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Childhood Injuries: a Public Health Problem. Tanzania

  • MT Leshabari, LM Museru, NAA. Mbembati
  • Medical Journal
  • 2003
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Childhood Burn Injuries in Children in Dar es Salaam: Patterns and Perceptions of Prevention

  • N Mbembati, L Museru, M. Leshabari
  • African Safety Promotion
  • 2002
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…