The video session drew 500 participants and focused on the clinical symptoms of the virus, how to triage COVID-19 cases, treat complications, and manage severely ill patients, among other lessons.
Increased drop-out rates will disproportionately affect adolescent girls, further entrench gender gaps in education and lead to increased risk of sexual exploitation, early pregnancy and forced marriage.
Since early 2019, a measles epidemic – the worst in the world -- has killed more than 5,300 children under the age of five, while there have been some 31,000 cases of cholera.
Hospitals would become overwhelmed with a massive influx of COVID-19 patients, while these same facilities are still handling casualties from the fighting as well as responding to other medical needs.
Ante la COVID-19, el PNUD busca una ayuda sin precedentes a largo plazo para los países vulnerables. A largo plazo, el PNUD prevé una necesidad mínima de 500 millones de dólares para prestar ayuda a 100 países.
The guidelines include a set of targeted, immediate actions that countries should consider at all levels to reorganize and maintain access to high-quality essential health services for all.
Fewer than 730 ventilators and 950 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds are available for more than 15 million children and their families in areas that are hard for aid agencies to reach.
On top of poor access to healthcare, these countries also face the highest levels of food insecurity, displacement and socio-economic inequality, all of which increase their vulnerability to COVID-19.
The UN relief chief pointed out that over the past nine years, half the population has been forced to flee their homes, more than 11 million people inside Syria require humanitarian assistance.
Income losses are expected to top $220 billion in developing countries. With an estimated 55% of the global population having no access to social protection, these losses will reverberate across societies.