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African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
Rural Outreach Program
ISSN: 1684-5358
EISSN: 1684-5374
Vol. 5, No. 1, 2005
Bioline Code: nd05017
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2005

 en STUDENT ARTICLE- INCREASED PROTEIN INTAKE TO REDUCE SEVERITY OF BURNS?
Florence Turyashemererwa

Abstract

Burn injuries are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in Uganda but have received little attention. They are common since most households use unprotected ground level open fires or charcoal stoves for cooking and heating. Women and children are more often victims of burns than men due to the fact that in most Ugandan households, women are responsible for food preparation. Children often play unattended around the fire [1].

Khingi further says that Mulago Hospital, the major referral hospital in Uganda gets about 350 patients with burn injuries every year, of whom half are children below five years of age [1].

 
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