Tanzania:Unsafe Mining Blamed for Children Abnormalities – AllAfrica.com

UNSAFE artisanal and small scale gold mining in many areas across the Lake Zone has led to increased prevalence of anorectic malformations among many children with over 50 of them being referred for operations at the Bugando Medical Centre every year. The ‘Daily News’ has details on the referrals of the children from other regional hospitals particularly Mara and Geita with known small scale mining operations coming for the specialised management called medically as Posterior Sagittal Anorectoplasty According to Dr William Kahabi, a General Practitioner at BMU and who has been actively engaged in attending to patients with anorectic malformations, many of the referred patients come from regions with mining activities.

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Publish date : 2018-10-31 04:07:19

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