April 30

Analysis: Implementing Gender Responsive Strategies Towards Combatting COVID-19 in Africa

The year 2020 witnessed the full effect of the Covid-19 global pandemic that met a world unprepared to deal with the disruptions it brought on; drastically changing and impacting the lives of people all over the world and generations to come.

In Africa like elsewhere communities and nations banded together to adapt to the new Covid-19 reality with experiences gained from managing other major public health emergencies such as Ebola providing a foundation to support the rapid roll out of preventative measures.

However, as has been witnessed in the past, vulnerable groups were still left with a greater burden to bear as a result of the economic and social impact of Covid-19 lockdowns coupled with inadequate access to adequate health care facilities.

Photo courtesy of UN Women/Ryan Brown.

Source: The East Africa (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Health Care
gender lens