The head of the WHO said that as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates in developing countriess, health officials are particularly worried about the COVID-19 disproportionate toll on certain populations, including women at heightened risk of dying during childbirth.
WHO Secretary General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing on Friday that World Health Oganisation is especially concerned about the impact on people who struggle to access health services... children, women and adolescent.
Tedros said that COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed health systems in many countries and warned many women have a heighten risk of dying in childbirth.
WHO Secretary General Tedros said the UN health agency investigated the risks of mother spreading the COVID-19 to their newborn babies and concluded that the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the risks of transmitting the Coronavirus, including women with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
He says World Health Organisation is also concerned about young people who may be vulnerable to depression and anxiety, noting that in some countries, more than one-third of teens receive mental health help exclussively at school.