The top 10 causes of death globally 2020: World Health Organisation


The top global causes of death, in order of total number of lives lost, are associated with three broad topics: cardiovascular (ischaemic heart disease, stroke), respiratory (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lower respiratory infections) and neonatal conditions – which include birth asphyxia and birth trauma, neonatal sepsis and infections, and preterm birth complications.

1. Ischaemic heart disease
2. Stroke
3. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
4. Lower respiratory infections
5. Neonatal conditions
6. Trachea, bronchus and lung cancers
7. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
8. diarrhoeal diseases
9. Diabetes
10. Kidney diseases

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