National News Bulletin
Dying is the leading cause of Deaths in South Africa- Says Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi
The World Health Organization released a report revealing the leading causes of Death in the World.
The reports states that Nearly 75 percent of all deaths in the world are attributed to just 10 causes, with the top three of these accounting for over 50 percent of all deaths. Over the last 5 years, the main causes of death in the world have remained fairly consistent.
The top 10 leading causes of death in the world:
- Heart disease
- Cancer (malignant neoplasms)
- Chronic lower respiratory disease
- Accidents (unintentional injuries)
- Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Influenza and pneumonia
- Kidney disease (nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis)
Minister of Health in South Africa however does not see things that way. He revealed to journalists on Friday afternoon, that the Death is actually the leading cause of deaths in South Africa.
“The list released by the World Health Organisation cannot be accurate. Dying is the real leading cause of Deaths in our country. Not all these things they have mentioned with fancy names. They must do their research allover again. ” said Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi.