You asked: What disease is the biggest killer in Africa?

Characteristic Distribution of causes of death
HIV/AIDS 5.6%
Ischaemic heart disease 5.5%
Stroke 5.5%

What is the number one killer of people in Africa?

Leading 10 causes of death in Africa in 2019 (in deaths per 100,000 population)

Characteristic Deaths per 100,000 population
Ischaemic heart disease 429
Stroke 426
Malaria 388
Tuberculosis 378

What is the leading cause of death in Africa 2020?

The new death statistics researched by African fact-checking organization, Africa Check, indicated that lifestyle diseases have taken over as the leading causes of death on the continent. Lower respiratory tract infections top the list. These are caused by viruses and bacteria that target airways and lungs.

What are the top 3 killer diseases?

Leading Causes of Death

  • Heart disease: 659,041.
  • Cancer: 599,601.
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 173,040.
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 156,979.
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 150,005.
  • Alzheimer’s disease: 121,499.
  • Diabetes: 87,647.
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 51,565.

Who killed the most humans in history?

Serial killers with the highest known victim count. The most prolific modern serial killer is arguably Dr. Harold Shipman, with 218 probable murders and possibly as many as 250 (see “Medical professionals”, below). However he was actually convicted of a sample of 15 murders.

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What three diseases were common in Africa?

New People, New Diseases Africa is often considered part of the “old world” consisting of Europe and Asia, but this is only partially true. For millennia the continent had many of the diseases that were in Europe: plague, leprosy, syphilis.

What is the mortality rate of Africa?

Sub-Saharan Africa continues to be the region with the highest under-five mortality rate in the world—76 deaths per 1,000 live births.

What is the most common disease in Africa?

2.1 Major Infectious Diseases

With malnutrition as a common contributor, the five biggest infectious killers in Africa are acute respiratory infections, HIV/AIDS, diarrhea, malaria and tuberculosis, responsible for nearly 80% of the total infectious disease burden and claiming more than 6 million people per year.

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