London, Jun 13: The top of the World Well being Group mentioned that because the pandemic accelerates in growing international locations, officers are notably frightened concerning the coronavirus’ disproportionate toll on sure populations, together with girls at “heightened risk” of dying in childbirth.
Secretary-Basic Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned at a press briefing on Friday that WHO is particularly involved about “the impression on individuals who wrestle to entry well being providers…girls, youngsters and adolescents.”
Tedros mentioned the pandemic has overwhelmed well being programs in lots of international locations and warned many ladies have a “heightened risk” of dying in childbirth.
Tedros mentioned the UN well being company just lately investigated the danger of moms spreading the coronavirus to their newborns and concluded that the advantages of breastfeeding outweigh the dangers of transmitting the virus, together with amongst girls with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
He says WHO can also be involved about younger individuals who could also be weak to nervousness and melancholy, noting that in some international locations, greater than one-third of teenagers obtain psychological well being assist completely in school.