n South African Medical Journal - The risky lives of South Africa's children : why so many die or are traumatised : izindaba

Volume 105, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Of the 18.5 million children under the age of 18 in South Africa (SA), 8% have no fathers, 23% do not live with their biological parents, and 60% live in poverty - frightening figures that top local epidemiologists and clinicians agree help explain why the risk of a child dying here is ten times higher than in Europe.

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