Diseases that kill Africans mostly

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Is it polio, Lassa, or malaria?

Africa, like other continents is rife with diseases. We talk about some of the most debilitating diseases on the African continent.

Africa is winning the fight against polio, having gone an entire year without a single recorded case (as of August 2015). The continent has never gone so long without such a report.

Unfortunately, there has been less progress in tackling many other diseases across Africa, as the chart below shows. It is based on 2012 data taken from the World Health Organisation (WHO), and shows deaths per 100,000 people over the age of five.


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