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 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 are the causes of diseases in Africa?
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 number one cause of death in Africa?
The sixth leading cause of death in Africa is tuberculosis (456,000 or 4.7% of total), followed by malaria (403,000, or 4.4%), preterm birth complications (344,000 or 3.7%), birth asphyxia or trauma (321,000 or 3.5%) and road injury (269,000 or 2.9%). This information includes 2015 WHO data.
How many people in Africa have a disease?
Just over 8 million people died in sub-Saharan Africa in 2015. More than half of these deaths was due to malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child diseases, anaemia and malnutrition. And more than a third of the deaths were due to cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
What is the deadliest disease in Africa?
What is the most dangerous disease in Africa?
Ebola: Africa’s Bloody Disease.
How many people die a day in Africa?
The Nepad draft strategy states that 5-million people die of hunger in Africa every year. The seminar report contradicts this, stating that 5-million children die of hunger annually in Africa; an average of ten every minute. The documents do not provide references for the figures or explain how they were arrived at.
Which diseases are dangerous in Africa?
Ebola: Africa’s Bloody Disease
- Hemorrhagic Fevers.
- Ebola: Africa’s Bloody Disease.
- Hantavirus: Four Corners, United States.
- Mad Cow Disease.
- CJD: Mad Cow’s Human Counterpart.
What is the biggest killer in Africa?