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For the first time, since 1997 diseases of the circulatory system (18,5%) was the top ranking group followed by certain infectious and parasitic disease (18,2%).  It also was the first time NCDs were leading underlying  cause of death in 2 provinces, Western Cape and Gauteng. (p. 42) NCDs accounted for 57.4% of deaths in 2016 while…

According to the South African Medical Journal¹ the overall survival rates for childhood cancer in South Africa remain low when compared to international data. Greater awareness of the warning signs of childhood cancer can encourage earlier diagnosis and lead to improved outcomes for all ethnic groups. Many childhood cancers are treatable with high treatment success…

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