The COVIDâ€19 pandemic has had a huge impact on health and society, worldwide. While most high income countries are felt to be reaching their COVIDâ€19 peak, most lowâ€ and middleâ€income countries (LMICs), particularly subâ€Saharan countries, are anticipating an exponential growth of cases.(1) Overall it has been documented that children are less affected.(2) However, in this commentary we describe how in Kenya, a LMIC in subâ€Saharan Africa, COVIDâ€19 is likely to have farâ€reaching direct and indirect implications on children.
Simba, J., Sinha, I., Mburugu, P., Agweyu, A., Emadau, C., Akech, S., Kithuci, R., Oyiengo, L., English, M.
Pages:1930-1931, Volume:109, Edition:6/20/2020, Date,Oct
Notes:Simba, Justus|Sinha, Ian|Mburugu, Patrick|Agweyu, Ambrose|Emadau, Caren|Akech, Sam|Kithuci, Rosemary|Oyiengo, Laura|English, Mike|eng|CTF201904-00624/European Respiratory Society|Norway|2020/06/20 06:00|Acta Paediatr. 2020 Oct;109(10):1930-1931. doi: 10.1111/apa.15419. Epub 2020 Jul 9.
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Author Address: Child Health and Paediatrics, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.|Respiratory Medicine, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK.|Health Services Unit, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya.|Paediatrics, Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya.|School of Nursing, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.|Neonatal and Child Health Division, Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya.|Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.