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COVID-19 could reverse decades of progress toward eliminating preventable child deaths, agencies warn

Two surveys were done by UNICEF and WHO revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant disruptions to health services that threaten to undo decades of hard-won progress. The news release shows the major disruptions experienced by the countries which participated in the studies and the reasons behind the health service disruption are. Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Syria are among the hardest hit Arab countries. These reports and surveys highlighted the need for urgent action to restore and improve childbirth services and antenatal and postnatal care for mothers and babies, including having skilled health workers to care for them at birth.

 

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WHO Survey

UNICEF Survey