EHS-COVID (3), Q1 How has COVID-19 affected the delivery of child health services in your health facility or country?

16 November, 2020

Dear Neil and CHIFA members

Some of the organisations I am working with in South Africa and eSwatini are reporting an increase in teenage pregnancies during the lockdown period. Has this been noted in other countries?

The figures are not official but should be tracked.

Joan van Niekerk

CHIFA Profile: Joan van Niekerk is a Child Protection Consultant (serve several NGOs) in South Africa. Professional interests: Child Rights, child protection, including prevention and response.

Email address: joanvn AT