Africa’s top five causes of death
- Lower respiratory tract infections. Lower respiratory tract infections were Africa’s leading cause of death in 2016.
- HIV. The human immunodeficiency virus targets the immune system.
- Ischaemic heart disease.
- Parasites and vector-borne diseases.
What is the most common disease in Africa?
Africa has some of the highest rates of disease in the world, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and among children. The vast majority of mortality causes in this region are preventable. Top killers include malaria, diarrheal diseases, lower respiratory tract infections, and HIV/AIDS.
What are the most deadly diseases in Africa?
According to the WHO’s figures, the five top killers in Africa in 2012 were:
- lower respiratory tract infections,
- diarrhoeal diseases,
- malaria, and.
What are some diseases in Africa?
Factsheet: Infectious diseases
- Dengue and severe dengue. Dengue.
- Trachoma. Trachoma.
- Lymphatic filariasis. Lymphatic filariasis.
- Onchocerciasis. Onchocerciasis.
- Trypanosomiasis, human African (sleeping sickness) Trypanosomiasis, human African (sleeping sickness)
- Cholera. Cholera.
- Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever.
What is the biggest killer in Africa?