This is an animated video that takes an empowering look at how people living with HIV in Zambia can manage during COVID-19. Bwalya is a young woman living with HIV in Zambia, she has some key questions as to how she can protect herself from COVID-19. As she visits the clinic and her nurse, she shares what she’s learned.
This short guide cover social and behavior change (SBC) strategies for combating this information and supporting programs and responding to COVID-19 related misinformation that affects nutrition.
Misinformation undermines confidence in the underlying science behind disease prevention and limits participation in recommended practices, including making use of available nutrition services and activities.
This technical brief includes important considerations, messages, and resources to support country programs in adapting social and behavior change (SBC) programming for maternal, newborn, and child health in response to the challenges presented by COVID-19.
This short guide includes important considerations, messaging, and resources to support country programs in adapting nutrition Social and Behavior Change (SBC) programming in response to the challenges presented by COVID-19.
This review assesses the available peer-reviewed literature on the association between smoking and COVID-19, including:
- Risk of infection by SARS-CoV-2
- Hospitalization with COVID-19
- Severity of COVID-19 outcomes amongst hospitalized patients such as admission into intensive care units (ICU), use of ventilators and death.
Source: Smoking and COVID-19
This document provides members of the primary health care (PHC) community with foundational messages to use in communication and advocacy efforts about how and why countries, global decision-makers and donors can – and must – center PHC as a key component of the COVID-19 response in the weeks and months to come.
UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic shows that 2020 targets will not be met because of deeply unequal success; COVID-19 risks are blowing HIV progress way off course. Missed targets have resulted in 3.5 million more HIV infections and 820,000 more AIDS-related deaths since 2015 than if the world was on track to meet the 2020 targets. In addition, the response could be set back further, by 10 years or more, if the COVID-19 pandemic results in severe disruptions to HIV services.
Source: Seizing the Moment
This report provides an initial look at newly collected data on the emerging impact of the pandemic on women’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and reproductive autonomy in the United States.
It focuses on the following indicators:
- Childbearing preferences
- Contraceptive use
- Access to contraception and other SRH services
- Telemedicine for contraceptive care
- Exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV)
The authors conclude that even in the short period covered by our survey, the COVID-19 pandemic has already had an impact on women’s sexual and reproductive lives. It has affected their ability to obtain needed SRH care and contraceptive services, raised their concerns about affording and accessing this care and shifted their fertility preferences. These effects have not been evenly distributed and tend to be felt by groups bearing the brunt of existing inequities. In this way, the pandemic has illuminated systemic failings that perpetuate health and social disparities.
WHO has reported that as COVID-19 continues to spread globally, over 117 million children in 37 countries may miss out on receiving life-saving measles vaccine. Measles immunization campaigns in 24 countries have already been delayed; more will be postponed.
Fatima from Zimbabwe talks about living with HIV during COVID-19. She explains how her treatment and visits to the clinic are affected and what young people living with HIV should do. Africaid and the Ministry of Health and Child Care produced this video to encourage young people living with HIV to take their medication regularly and attend their clinic for ART resupply and check-up despite the impacts of COVID-19. The video is also available in Zimbabwean local languages.
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