Almost 60 percent more people have died in recent weeks from natural causes suggesting that the Covid-19 death toll is higher than officially recorded. This is according to the latest data released by the SA Medical Research Council.
Released annually by the Health Systems Trust, the District Health Barometer compiles information from the District Health Information System, the electronic tuberculosis (TB) register and the National Treasury
South Africa has more AIDS-related deaths than any country in the world, but deaths of young children have decreased more than ten-fold in the past decade and tuberculosis (TB) deaths have decreased by 6 percent.
StatsSA’s latest report on causes of death in South Africa shows slow continued declines in deaths due to communicable diseases like HIV but increases in deaths due to injuries and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Health Systems Trust’s latest District Health Barometer, which provides district-level statistics on indicators such as maternal mortality, childhood immunisations and cervical cancer screening.