WHO concerned about COVID-19 impact on women, children and adolescents

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it’s “especially worried” about the effect of COVID-19 for women, children and teens.

Talking in Geneva at a virtual press conference on Friday,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the consequences of COVID-19 on those groups might be greater than the amount of deaths due to the virus itself, Xinhua news agency reported.

The chief added on preserving essential services that WHO has developed advice, such as for teens, women, children and teens.

WHO’s guidance is that the advantages of breastfeeding outweigh any dangers of transmission of COVID-19. In terms of COVID-19 being transmitted by the dangers of women for their infants Tedros told colleagues that dependent on the evidence.

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“Moms with suspected or verified COVID-19 ought to be invited to start and continue breastfeeding and never be separated from their babies, unless the mother was overly fussy,” he explained.

Saying that ancient evidence indicates individuals in their teens and 20s are in greater risk of depression and nervousness, online harassment, sexual and physical abuse and accidental pregnancies, Tedros additionally emphasized the”dramatic effect” of the virus about adolescents, as faculty and college closures can restrict their access to preventative services.

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