Protecting children in low-income and middle-income countries from COVID-19

Salahuddin Ahmed, Tisungane Mvalo, Samuel Akech, Ambrose Agweyu, Kevin Baker, Naor Bar-Zeev, Harry Campbell, William Checkley, Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Tim Colbourn, Steve Cunningham, Trevor Duke, Mike English, Adegoke G Falade, Nicholas Ss Fancourt, Amy S Ginsburg, Hamish R Graham, Diane M Gray, Madhu Gupta, Laura HammittAnneke C Hesseling, Shubhada Hooli, Abdul-Wahab Br Johnson, Carina King, Miles A Kirby, Claudio F Lanata, Norman Lufesi, Grant A Mackenzie, John P McCracken, Peter P Moschovis, Harish Nair, Osawaru Oviawe, William S Pomat, Mathuram Santosham, James A Seddon, Lineo Keneuoe Thahane, Brian Wahl, Marieke Van der Zalm, Charl Verwey, Lay-Myint Yoshida, Heather J Zar, Stephen Rc Howie, Eric D McCollum

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Abstract

A saving grace of the COVID-19 pandemic in high-income and upper middle-incomecountries has been the relative sparing of children. As the disease spreads across low-income and middle-income countries(LMICs), long-standing system vulnerabil-ities may tragically manifest, and we worry that children will be increasingly impacted, both directly and indirectly. Drawing on our shared child pneumonia experience glob-ally, we highlight these potential impacts on children in LMICs and propose actions for a collective response.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Global Health
Volume5
Issue number5
Early online date26 May 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 May 2020

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