The pandemic continues to spread across the region. India, Iran, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines continue to experience a steady increase in new cases.
With over 1.8 million confirmed cases, India has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the region.
Maldives continues to have the highest number of COVID-19 cases per million population in the region and new cases are increasing for a second time.
Papua New Guinea is seeing a rapid increase of cases which puts a heavy strain on the already fragile health system with limited response capacity.
At the peak of the monsoon season, flooding has impacted several countries in the region recently, including Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal and Viet Nam.
UNFPA Response Highlights
Over 309,163 women have received integrated SRH services between Jan-Jun 2020 despite challenges posed by COVID-19.
Over 627,065 adolescents have received SRH services and information between Jan-Jun 2020.
At least 14 country offices and the Pacific Sub-regional Office (PSRO) are investing in SRH capacity building, including training frontline health workers, case workers and partners on reproductive health services, including infection prevention and control.
Nine country offices and the PSRO are providing tele-psychosocial support including hotline services (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines and Thailand).