Impact of COVID-19 on reproductive health and maternity services in low resource countries.

Impact of COVID-19 on reproductive health and maternity services in low resource countries.

Publication date: May 21, 2020

Purpose: Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) is a rapidly evolving pandemic. It is well-known that pregnant women are more susceptible to viral infection due to immune and anatomic factors. Therefore, the viral pandemic might affect the reproductive health and maternity services especially in low-resource countries.Materials and methods: In this article, we tried to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on reproductive health and maternity health services in low resource countries with emphasis on adapting some of the published best practice recommendations to suit a struggling environment.Conclusion: Pregnant women residing in low resource countries represent a uniquely vulnerable group in epidemics due to several factors. Maternity services in low resource countries are adapting to provide antenatal and postnatal care amidst a rapidly shifting health system environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Concepts Keywords
Coronavirus Group epidemics
Pandemic Susceptible viral infection
Postnatal Articles
Viral Midwifery
Viral Infection Global health
Pandemic
Family law

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH viral infection

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