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14 May 2010

Children under siege

Dimakatso Mokwena

The death rate of South African children under the age of five is increasing because of poor healthcare.

At the launch of a report by the Human Sciences Research Council report, which revealed that almost 7% of children did not survive to their fifth birthday, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said South Africa was one of only 10 countries in the world where child mortality was rising.

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