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RSS FeedsCoronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 testing and cases among women in conflict settings may be underreported, ...
(WorldNews Germany)

 
 

24 june 2020 18:52:17

 
Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 testing and cases among women in conflict settings may be underreported, ...
(WorldNews Germany)
 


Download logo Data collected by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) shows a much higher discrepancy between male and female confirmed COVID-19 cases, compared to the global average, in many countries where the IRC works. The global average denotes that 51% of cases are male. Yet, in places like Somalia, Pakistan and Yemen, cases are more than 70% male. While, testing is extremely limited across all these countries, this could point to an even greater lack of access to testing and healthcare for women in conflict-affected countries, despite exposure to the disease, particularly as women make up the majority of primary caregivers and health workers in these countries. The IRC is working...


 
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