WHO lists top 10 causes of death in 2019

The World Health Organization has released the top 10 causes of death across the globe in 2019.

The WHO says seven of the 10 leading causes of mortality were non-communicable, or chronic diseases, as opposed to infectious diseases or injuries.

It’s important to note that this was pre-COVID-19, which has claimed over 1.5 million lives worldwide to date. However, the WHO noted that the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the need for accurate tracking of mortality, especially in low-income countries “where policy-makers still do not know with confidence how many people die and of what causes.”

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