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Death by numbers

By: Carolyn Thompson and John Van Dusen

ACCRA – More Ghanaians die from diseases related to diarrhea than any other cause of death, according to data from the World Health Organization.

Nearly 50,000 Ghanaians die each year from those diseases, according to a report released in 2011, based on data from 2008.

The top killer of children was malaria, with about 10,000 deaths from the disease. Among the working class Рthose from 15 to 59 years old РHIV/AIDS was the top cause of death.


Data source: World Health Organization

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