Child Miners in Tanzania Essay by Shayna B

Child Miners in Tanzania
An analysis of the public health implications and primary medical/nursing action plan for child miners in Tanzania.
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Describes the current state and extent of child mining in Tanzania. Elaborates on the prepathogenesis of child labor in Tanzania. Discusses primary prevention involving mobile health clinics for child laborers, i.e. vaccinations, primary care, hearing and vision protection, and informal public health classes on water & sanitation, STD/HIV/AIDS, and child rights.
Scope of the Problem: Child Workers and Small-Scale Mining in Tanzania
Primary Prevention

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"An estimated one million children work in small-scale mining and quarrying throughout the world. These children carry heavy loads, inhale dust and other particles, work in small spaces underground with no ventilation, and stand for long periods of time knee- or hip deep in water. They work long hours, on average ten to fourteen hours per day. They are paid low wages, sometimes none at all if they work with their families as a unit. According to the International Labor Organization, mining/quarrying activities is classified as one of the worst forms of child labor (Ofosu, 2001). The extent to which the involvement of children in mining/quarrying negatively impacts their short- and long-term health outcomes categorizes this phenomenon as a major public health problem."

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