Survey on the COVID response and child rights

27 August, 2021

With this mail I would like to invite you to participate in a survey addressing how the COVID pandemic has, in your opinion, affected child rights and health in your country or in the setting where you work.

In short, in this survey, the International Society for Social Paediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP) and the International Network for Research in Inequalities in Child Health (INRICH) want to hear your ideas, observations and concerns about child rights and child health in your nation during the pandemic. Please tell us about the child rights and child health issues you know about from your work. Include any changes in the pandemic response that have affected child rights and health.

Deadline for participation is 22 September 2021.

Link to the survey: <>

Your contribution is very much appreciated.


Geir Gunnlaugsson MD, PhD, MPH

Tjarnargata 16

IS-101 Reykjavik


mobile+354-843 6237

CHIFA profile: Geir Gunnlaugsson is Professor of Global Health at the University of Iceland. He graduated with a medical diploma (MD) from this university with post-graduate training in paediatrics (PhD) and public health (MPH) at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Research and publications on, e.g., breastfeeding, infant and child mortality, child development and abuse, measles, cholera, and health systems in Iceland, Guinea-Bissau and Malawi. He was the General Secretary of ISSOP International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health in 2009-2017, and currently chairman of Africa 20:20 an Icelandic NGO to promote interest and knowledge on sub-Saharan Africa.