Caught in the COVID-19 Storm: Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health in the Context of UHC and the SDGs   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Foreword: "This report comes at a time of global crisis, with COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] killing hundreds of thousands of people, and infecting many more, the world over. The direct effects on those who contract the disease, and their families, are huge. But so are the indirect effects on so many millions more women, children and adolescents. The world was already lagging behind 2030 targets to protect them. Now, the pandemic is making the situation far worse. As a result of COVID-19, health systems in both rich and poor nations are struggling, with services for women, children and adolescents' is simply crumbling. Access to life-saving vaccines for children is declining, sexual and reproductive health services are being disrupted putting millions lives at risk - including during childbirth, adolescents are suffering from social isolation and mental health issues, and risks of abuse and violence for all these groups is increasing. Inequities and racial and ethnic discrimination are rife. Women, children and adolescents and others in fragile situations are least able to access the financial and social support to mitigate these risks."

2020 World Health Organization (acting as the host organization for the Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent)
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