The CSEM in partnership with the SPTN co-authored a commentary published in BMJ Global Health. The commentary provides an overview of the composition of COVID-19 task forces in 24 countries. The results highlight the lack of civil society involvement, female representation, publicly available COVID-19 task force information, multidisciplinary decision-making among other critical gaps in the countries’ COVID-19 response. The commentary also sheds light on the need for countries to address the secondary effects of country lock-downs (such as mental illness, domestic violence, child abuse etc.) particularly among the most marginalized and at-risk populations. To read the full commentary, click here. For a summary of the commentary, click here.
April 30, 2021