One in 31 children in SA will die before their fifth birthday

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One in 31 children in SA will die before their fifth birthday

Most of these deaths are preventable, while their problems are far from over if they do survive, a study has found

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One in every 31 children in SA will die before their fifth birthday, according to the SA Child Gauge 2019, which was released late on Monday.

And once a child makes it to five years they still have to contend with malnutrition, HIV, violence and mental health issues.

Most of these deaths come from preventable causes such as neonatal conditions, HIV, diarrhoea, pneumonia and injuries...

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