Abstract In addition to the direct health impacts of COVID-19, government and household mitigation measures have triggered negative indirect economic, educational, and food and health system impacts, hitting low-and middle-income countries the hardest and disproportionately affecting women and girls. We conducted a gender focused analysis on five critical and interwoven crises that have emerged because […]
Key messages COVID-19 disease control measures contributed to an additional 320 million people experiencing food insecurity in 2020. Shocks to social and economic systems because of the COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions to global food systems, negatively impacting food security and nutrition for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. This brief describes global food insecurity […]
Insegurança alimentar de mulheres e suas famílias no contexto da pandemia no Brasil Este relatório apresenta resultados preliminares da pesquisa “Covid-19, risco, impacto e resposta de gênero”, desenvolvida no Brasil pela Fiocruz e instituições parceiras1. Diversos temas relacionados aos impactos da pandemia da Covid-19 na vida das mulheres são contemplados pela pesquisa, mas este relatório […]
Women and their families’ food insecurity during a pandemic in Brazil This report presents preliminary results from the research “COVID-19, risk, impact and gender response” carried out in Brazil by Fiocruz and partner institutions. Several subjects related to the impact of COVID-19 in women’s lives are addressed by the research, but this report focuses specifically […]
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting food and nutrition security through economic and social systems shocks, food system disruptions and gaps in coverage of essential health and nutrition services. Food systems in low- and middle-income countries must adapt and strengthen food and nutrition security in the wake of COVID-19… Carducci, B., Keats, E. C., Ruel, M., […]
Child malnutrition has long-term consequences for health, development and productivity. Covid-19 is limiting the reach and effectiveness of the two main nutrition programs in India: The Integrated Child Development Scheme and the Mid-day Meal Scheme. Currently, many Anganwadi workers are being overburdened with Covid-19-related activities and have ceased the provision of meals. Children in containment […]
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