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Table 3 Diseases/Illnesses Reported to be Managed by THPs

From: Experience on healthcare utilization in seven administrative regions of Tanzania

Disease/Illnesses Number of responses (n = 62) Percent (%)
Mental illness (epilepsy, psychosis, Schizophrenia) 11 17.7
Family planning and menstrual disorders 5 8.1
Stomachache disorders, dysentery, diarrhea and abdominal pain 5 8.1
Stroke and hypertension 5 6.4
Diabetes 4 9.6
HIV/AIDS and sexual transmitted diseases 6 8.1
Malaria and febrile convulsion 5 8.1
Asthma and cough 5 8.1
**others 16 25.8
Total 62 100
  1. * Multiple responses were allowed
  2. ** others included snake bite, cancer, toothache, skin diseases, anemia, born fractures, fresh wounds and ulcers, rheumatism, migraine, headache and flue