Global COVID-19 Situation Report No. 2

3 June 2020

Publisher: UNFPA

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Global Highlights

  • As  COVID-19  continues  to  challenge  communities  around the  world,  UNFPA  is  finding  innovative  ways  to  deliver essential   sexual   and   reproductive   health   (SRH)   and gender-based violence (GBV) interventions. Where feasible, remote and tele-health service delivery has become critical in reaching women, girls and young people."
  • In  May,  UNFPA  produced  its  updated  COVID-19  Global Response  Plan  with  an  appeal  of  $370  million.  The  plan highlights the scale of negative consequences and potential impact if there are major disruptions to health services and prevention   programmes,   and   prolonged   lockdowns:   47 million women may lack access to modern contraceptives; 7 million unintended pregnancies; 31 million additional cases of GBV, and 2 million female genital mutilation cases."
  • UNFPA is prioritizing the continuity and adaptation of SRH and GBV services, including GBV prevention and mitigation, risk   communication   and   community   engagement,   and mitigating  the  supply  chain  impact  for  lifesaving  supplies including modern contraceptives, maternal health drugs and personal protective equipment (PPE)."
  • As the world confronts this unprecedented and far-reaching crisis, UNFPA is engaging public and private partnerships, globally  and  at  field  level,  to  support  the  development  of new technologies and innovative solutions."
  • To guide and support UNFPA and partners’ work on ground, a  body  of  technical  briefs  to  adapt  to  the  needs  of  the pandemic has continued to be developed. In May, UNFPA contributed  to  three  critical  pieces  of  work  including:  UN Secretary-General’s  Policy  brief  on  people  on  the  move: “the COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity to reimagine human mobility”  and  Policy  brief  on  COVID-19  and  the  Need  for Action   on   Mental   Health,   and   the   WHO   Maintaining essential   health   services:   operational   guidance   for   the COVID-19 context.
  • UNFPA’s actions to address COVID-19 are conducted in the context  of  the  WHO  global  strategic  preparedness  and response    plan,    the    Covid-19    Global    Humanitarian Response  Plan,  and  UNFPA COVID-19  Global  Response Plan and emerging socio-economic support frameworks.

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