Dar es Salaam, Sept. 11 -- The World Health Organisation (WHO), latest statistics indicate that 3,001 committed suicide in Tanzania in 2016 alone, placing the country the fourth in Africa out of the countries with highest suicide rates.

The report named 'Suicide In The World, Global Estimates' further detailed that out of the suicide cases reported, 2,103 were men and 898 women.

"Every death is a tragedy for a family, friends and colleagues, yet suicides are preventable.

We call upon all countries (Tanzania included), to incorporate proved suicide prevention strategies into their national health and education programmes in a sustainable way," said Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General quoted in a press statement released in Dar es ...