African child deaths could be prevented by improving environmental quality and reducing population

Children under 5 years of age in Africa are much more likely to die as a direct result of poor health linked to air pollution, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, increased family size, and environmental degradation, according to the first continent-wide investigation of its kind. An international team of researchers have analysed data to break down the correlation between increased child mortality, environmental degradation,and population density of all countries across the African continent.

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