Covid-19 and African children: The untold story


Too many of SA’s children are stunted, wasted or obese

The untold story of Covid-19’s effects on African children needs to be amplified and acted upon.


The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused global devastation surpassing 3.5-million confirmed cases worldwide and almost 250 000 deaths by May 4. Thankfully, as several studies indicate, children are rarely affected compared to adults. The global incidence of childhood infection ranges between 0.8% and 2.2% of all Covid-19 cases.

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