The Global Well being Group (WHO) has expressed fear over the affect of COVID-19 on girls and women in Africa.
WHO Regional Place of business for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, mentioned this in a remark posted on its site on Thursday.
“Humanitarian crises, together with well being emergencies, impact women and men in a different way.
“As COVID-19 continues to unfold in Africa, there are issues over its affect on girls and women, with vulnerabilities feared to irritate because the pandemic overwhelms well being techniques.
“Despite the fact that total within the African Area, girls account for round 40 according to cent of COVID-19 instances, this levels from 35 according to cent in some nations to over 55 according to cent in South Africa,’’ it mentioned.
The remark quoted Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO, Regional Director for Africa, as pronouncing, “We’re already seeing that the affect of COVID-19 on girls and women is profound.
“Ladies are disproportionately suffering from lockdowns, and that is leading to lowered get entry to to well being services and products.’’
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