Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Why do Africans die earlier? The death rate in Africa is 15 deaths per 1,000 inhabitants. The highest rate of all continents. 85 out of every 1,000 children born in Africa die before completing 5 years of life. Life expectancy in Africa is the lowest in the world. About 60 years. The world average is 71 years and the European average is 78. In the picture: Irin. Waiting for water in Ditta, Niger. But why? Here is an attempt at an answer. Undernourishment: 795 million people suffer from hunger in the world. Africa is the region with the highest prevalence of hunger. About 1.8 million children die each year due to inadequate nutrition. (...) [Blog GP. Pezzi]
But why? Here is an attempt at an answer
Undernourishment: 795 million people suffer from hunger in the world. Africa is the region with the highest prevalence of hunger. About 1.8 million children die each year due to inadequate nutrition.
Maternal mortality: Sub-Saharan Africa, home to 11% of the world's population, accounts for 53% of global maternal mortality.
Malaria: In 2015, 88% of malaria cases and 90% of deaths from this disease occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa.
AIDS: In Africa, the number of deaths related to HIV / AIDS has dropped significantly in the last ten years, from 1.8 million to 1.2 million people from 2002 to 2012. Despite this, there are still 38 million people in the world living with the AIDS virus, most of whom live in Sub-Saharan Africa. For young people aged from 10 to 19, AIDS is the leading cause of death.
Tuberculosis: In 2015, 10.4 million people contracted the disease and 1.8m died. The continent most affected by this disease is Asia, with 61% of new cases, followed by Africa with 26%.
Road accidents: Road crashes result in 1.25 million deaths a year. Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Region have the highest accident death rates in the world.
Smoking: It kills nearly 6 million people every year in the world. In Africa 21% of men and 3% of women consume tobacco. Africa is the only continent where tobacco consumption is increasing.
Harmful use of alcohol: It causes worldwide 3.3 million deaths each year. Even though in Africa the largest part of the population is abstinent, those who drink, exaggerate.
In Africa, snakes kill about 10,000 people each year.