The Top 10 Causes of Death

In 2019, the top 10 causes of death accounted for 55% of the 55.4 million deaths worldwide. The top global causes of death, in order of a total number of lives lost, are associated with three broad topics: cardiovascular (ischaemic heart disease, stroke), respiratory (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lower respiratory infections) and neonatal conditions – …

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Air pollution

Air pollution is the contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere. Household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities and forest fires are common sources of air pollution. Pollutants of major public health concern include particulate matter, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen …

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Cholera Epidemiology

Cholera Epidemiology: By Dr. Japhet Olugbogi, Medical Officer of Health  Fatalities from cholera in 2021 dwarfed COVID-19 related deaths within the same period. Cholera, he insisted, is a very deadly disease, a bacterial disease, and an infectious disease in that it’s communicable from one person to another.“So, unlike COVID-19 and other diseases, cholera has to …

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