Lower respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis are now the leading cause of death for people in Africa, overtaking HIV/AIDS deaths according to data published by the World Health Organization (WHO).

In 2015, an estimated 16% of children under-five across the world died from pneumonia or bronchitis making it the world’s leading cause of death for this age group.

HIV/AIDS is now number two on the list for deaths in Africa and it took an estimated 760,000 lives in 2015.

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