Unicef: 6,000 children could die every day due to impact of coronavirus

Posted by on May 13, 2020 1:01 am
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Disruption of essential maternity and health services is the biggest crisis faced by under fives since second world war

As many as 6,000 children around the world could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months due to the impact of coronavirus on routine health services, the UN has warned.

Global disruption of essential maternal and child health interventions – such as family planning, childbirth and postnatal care, child delivery and vaccinations – could lead to an additional 1.2 million deaths of children under five in just six months, according to analysis by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, published in the Lancet Global Health Journal.

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