Undernourished people, especially young children, who contract COVID-19 could be at greater risk. While elderly people are deemed most at risk of COVID-19, the virus attacks the lungs, which is especially alarming for undernourished children whose risk of mortality increases 15-fold if they develop pneumonia.
To counter this, we need to support health facilities in their fight against the pandemic. In addition to this, we are working hard in maintaining the continuity of our maternal and child health programs.
You can help us strengthen and expand our activities focused on child malnutrition, support for women and psychosocial support.