Tuberculosis and compensation: A study of a selection of Basotho mineworkiers from Maseru district

Show simple item record Budiaki, Lugemba 2006-11-17T12:21:11Z 2006-11-17T12:21:11Z 2006-11-17T12:21:11Z
dc.description Student Number : 0105964W - MPH research report - Faculty of Health Sciences en
dc.description.abstract The Employment Bureau for Africa (TEBA Limited) established in 1902 recruits mineworkers from Lesotho and neighbouring countries for South African mines. Information on mineworkers’ health and welfare from Lesotho is scarce. Tuberculosis prevalence ranged between 159/100000 and 506/100000 from 1991 to 2001 in Lesotho. This cross-sectional study aimed to determine the proportion of mineworkers affected with tuberculosis among adult male patients attending TB clinics in Maseru District’s three main hospitals and ascertain compensation of mineworkers affected by occupational lung disease including tuberculosis. A structured questionnaire was used to interview 421 adult male TB patients at Queen Elizabeth II, Saint Joseph and Scott hospitals in Maseru. 38.5% of participants in the study were mineworkers (former and active) in South African mines. Among these mineworkers, 70.4% were employed in goldmines. 30.7% of mineworkers were considered eligible for compensation. 42 mineworkers received compensation for previous and current tuberculosis whilst 33 mineworkers had not. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Employment Bureau for Africa en
dc.subject TEBA Limited en
dc.subject Lesotho en
dc.subject South African mines en
dc.subject mineworkers’ health en
dc.subject Tuberculosis en
dc.subject mineworkers affected en
dc.title Tuberculosis and compensation: A study of a selection of Basotho mineworkiers from Maseru district en
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