COVID-19 Situation Report No. 2 for UNFPA Asia and Pacific

1 May 2020
Author: UNFPA

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"The UNFPA response in the region aligns with the 2030 Agenda, the 2020 WHO Global Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Global Humanitarian Response Plan, and the  UNFPA COVID-19
Global Response Plan."
"Coordination
Activities are jointly conducted with key partners through the UN country team, humanitarian country team and/or the disaster  management  team  to  support  government  response  plans.  Activities  are  coordinated  through  national  and sub-national coordination mechanisms, including through the cluster/sector system where activated. In many countries, UNFPA leads or co-leads the SRH and/or GBV coordination groups."
"At the regional level, UNFPA co-leads: the regional ad-hoc preventing sexual and exploitation abuse (PSEA) task force with dedicated emphasis on PSEA and COVID-19, and the UN Regional Communication Group. UNFPA is an active member of several regional interagency COVID-19 working groups, including the Risk Communications and Community Engagement WG. UNFPA also hosts the Regional Emergency GBV Advisor (REGA) team."
"Continuity of SRH interventions, including protection of health workforce"
"UNFPA is supporting continuity of SRH interventions by:

  • Supporting  national  and  local  level  planning,  coordination  and  monitoring  to  ensure  access  to  SRH services. This includes provision of technical and programmatic assistance as well as information management support.1
  • Ensuring  the  continuity  of  and  access  to  quality  life-saving  SRH  information  and  services  for  women, adolescents and youth. 2
  • Strengthening  operational  and  logistics  support  to  global  supply  chains,  including  provision  of  personal protective  equipment  (PPE)  to  health  workers  and  ensuring  the  supply  of  modern  contraceptives  and  other commodities.3
  • Investing  in  SRH  capacity  building,  including  training  frontline  health  workers  and  government  partners  on maternal and newborn health services, including infection prevention and control"

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