Acute pesticide poisoning amongst adolescent girls and women in northern Tanzania

Background Acute pesticide poisoning (APP) is reported to affect community health worldwide but its burden in Tanzania is unknown particularly in women. This study examines APP involving adult females and adolescent girls 10 to 19 years in 3 regions of Tanzania which are famous for coffee and vegetable production. Methods Over the period of 12 months, health […]

Profile of Suicide in Dar es Salaam

A descriptive prospective study of suicide occurring in urban Dar es Salaam was conducted. 53 male & 47 female suicides, ages 15-19 years, were studied. The mean age of victims was 28.2 years. 62% of subjects were single. The main reasons for suicide, established from 61 cases, were severe marital & family conflicts, overwhelming disappointments […]