Major disruptions to global economic, social and food systems have increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic and put at risk the health and wellbeing of millions of people around the world. The notable gender gap in food insecurity and hunger has widened during the pandemic – globally, and in every region worldwide, food insecurity prevalence is higher among […]
The webinar will take place on May 10, 2022, from 8:00 am – 9:30 am EST. All welcome register here! Major disruptions to global economic, social, and food systems have increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic and put at risk the health and wellbeing of millions of people around the world. The notable gender […]
Lynda Keeru attended the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape’s webinar on gender and COVID-19 research agenda-setting. She summarizes what was discussed in the webinar. The Hub is keen to develop a shared and prioritized research agenda and framework […]
Women, men and gender minorities are differently impacted by COVID-19. In this blog Lynda Keeru explores measures to mitigate the gendered impacts of COVID-19 in pandemic responses in Nigeria. She draws on the recent webinar. ‘How has Nigeria responded to the gendered impacts of COVID-19’ which is based on findings of a report covering the […]
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to severe food insecurity with impacts on households expected to continue into 2022. Across the Indo-Pacific we need to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic, especially the 2021 Delta wave, affected different communities responsible for food production and market sales. Small scale farming and vendor enterprises, often led by women, are […]
Experts at the recent ‘Close-to-community providers in fragile settings and vulnerable communities during crisis: Gender and COVID-19’ webinar discussed evidence from Brazil, Lebanon and Nepal. Participants also got an overview of the global situation for these vital workers. Lynda Keeru of Pamoja Communications Ltd reports back. Close-to-community health workers play a vital role in supporting […]
Register on the Health Systems Global website Join us for this webinar – Close-to-community providers in fragile settings and vulnerable communities during crisis: Gender and COVID-19 – presented in collaboration with the Thematic Working Group on Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings. It is being held on 30th September 2021 at 11am-12.30pm UTC/12-1.30pm BST. Close-to-community health care providers, such as community health workers, […]
As economies shut down, lockdowns are implemented and the world witnesses job losses for many, an unspoken and disastrous effect of the pandemic is on the rise globally: child, early and forced marriages. Lynda Keeru reports back on a webinar by the Child, early and forced marriage Sub-Group which explored the issues further. A lot […]
In this blog Lynda Keeru reports back from ‘The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Presentation of the Panel’s main report, findings and recommendations’ webinar. They explain what is in the report by summarizing the presentations made by speakers. Helen Clark and Ellen Sirleaf launched the main findings and recommendations of the Independent Panel […]
Women in the informal economy are particularly likely to feel the brunt of the economic impact of COVID-19. Lynda Keeru summarises what was discussed at an ICRW webinar on leadership in the informal economy in Kenya. There is much to learn about how these women can be supported in the pandemic response. Building capacity and […]
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