What are the leading causes of death among South African children?

Investing in the health and wellbeing of the children of South Africa is an investment in the future development of our country. South Africa still has a relatively youthful population with a third of the population under 15 years of age3, although we are in the midst of demographic transition. The health of these  children needs to be a priority, a principle adopted through the ratification of the1990 United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child.

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Monday, December 1, 2003 - 11:47