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Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Adolescent Health During Pandemics Lessons Learned for Practical Guidance

The United Nations Population Fund for West and Central Africa Regional Office (UNFPA WCARO) commissioned a review of responses to major epidemics.  The study examined major epidemics since 2003,  including SARS-CoV, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Zika and MERS-CoV. Often, responses to such outbreaks have hurt maternal, reproductive and child health services. Recognising the extent to which epidemics affect women, children, and other vulnerable populations are crucial if nations are to create effective and fair responses.

UNFPA Supplies and the French Muskoka Fund supported the review process and this report.