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Excerpts from UNFPA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana

There are people we may not immediately see, who are at great risk as a result of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pregnant women, who need antenatal care, but are unsure whether it is safe to go to the clinic. The women in abusive relationships trapped at home for the foreseeable future and fearing for their safety. The tens of millions of people in refugee camps, who are counting down the days until the coronavirus arrives, and for whom social distancing is simply not an option. The older people, many of whom are trapped in isolation, starved of social interaction and who are particularly vulnerable to becoming seriously ill from the virus. Let us not leave anyone behind says Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, UNFPA.

A reason for UNFPA Ghana’s multi-faceted response to the crises.