Reclaim the Gains: Addressing COVID-19’s Secondary Health Crisis for Women, Children and Adolescents

The COVID-19 crisis is reversing years of hard-won gains for women, children, and adolescent health and human capital outcomes. More than one year on, with disrupted health systems stretched to the breaking point and economies severely impacted, women, children and adolescents in the world’s poorest countries have been hardest hit by a secondary crisis that threatens to roll back the remarkable gains made over the last decade.

The world was making steady yet uneven progress in improving health outcomes for women, children and adolescents. Amid better access to family planning, skilled birth attendants, and better nutrition, the newborn mortality rate almost halved worldwide between 1990 and 2018.

Time: 2 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. CET

Location: Virtual

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021