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COVID-19 Situation Report No. 5 for UNFPA Asia and Pacific

Situation Report

Regional Situation

  • With over 600,000 confirmed cases, India continues to see a rapid rise and has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the region. Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia continue to experience increase in new cases.
  • Maldives has the highest number of COVID-19 cases per million population in the Asia Pacific region, although new cases are now decreasing.
  • In countries with fragile health systems, refugees and displaced populations are extremely vulnerable. More than 46 cases have been confirmed in the overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh.
  • Countries in the region are responding to natural disasters in addition to the pandemic, including India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia, Vanuatu and Timor-Leste.

UNFPA Response Highlights

  • At least 68,655 youth have received support through youth health lines in Afghanistan (15,300), Bangladesh (4,642), India (19,640), Lao PDR (25,000) and Nepal (4,073). 
  • 46,515 women and adolescent girls have received dignity kits in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Maldives, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan and in the Pacific. The majority of kits have been customised for the COVID-19 context with additional protective items and information on available GBV services. 
  • At least 15 country offices and the Pacific Sub-regional Office (PSRO) are investing in GBV capacity building of health and social workers, case managers, counsellors, social mobilisers and/or Government staff.

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UNFPA Pakistan - COVID-19 Situation Report 3

Situation Report

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNFPA Pakistan has developed a comprehensive Strategic Response Framework aligned with UNFPA’s global strategy and WHO’s Operational Planning Guidelines. UNFPA’s response strategy has two main pillars: health system strengthening and community empowerment, including gender-centred interventions. Read UNFPA Pakistan's latest Situation Report for more information.

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic UNFPA Global Response Plan (June 2020 Update)

Publication

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic UNFPA Global Response Plan (updated June 2020).

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COVID-19 Situation Report No. 4 for UNFPA Asia and Pacific

Situation Report

With over 207,000 confirmed cases, India has seen a rapid rise and now has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the Asia Pacific region. Iran, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia   continue   to   experience   a   rapid   increase   in confirmed cases.

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Accelerating the Promise: The Report on the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

Publication

This report captures the unique essence, substance and outcomes of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise, co-convened by the governments of Kenya, Denmark and UNFPA on 12-14 November, 2019.

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UNFPA Pakistan - COVID-19 Situation Report 2

Situation Report

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNFPA Pakistan has developed a comprehensive Strategic Response Framework aligned with UNFPA’s global strategy and WHO’s Operational Planning Guidelines. UNFPA’s response strategy has two main pillars: health system strengthening and community empowerment, including gender-centred interventions. Read UNFPA Pakistan's latest Situation Report for more information. 

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COVID-19 Technical Brief for Family Planning Services

Technical Reports and Document

Sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights are fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and upholding human rights. During these unprecedented times, it is crucial to ensure that there is no regression of the progress made.This technical brief analyzes the possible consequences of COVID-19 on the rights of individuals and couples to family planning and provides guidance to countries on the continued commitment and investment in family planning. 

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Protecting Midwives to Sustain Care for Women, Newborns and their Families in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Technical Reports and Document

We are facing a global health crisis: health systems are being tested, as shortages of both staff and resources place intense pressure on services. As the world struggles to get COVID-19 under control, our global health workforce is under increasing strain – and woman-centred, midwifery-led care is more at risk than ever. This publication provides clear actions to ensure the continuation of midwife-led care, and the protection of maternal health and rights.

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COVID-19 Technical Brief for Postnatal Care Services

Technical Reports and Document

The overarching aim of this guidance is to ensure maternity care providers can deliver respectful and individualised care services that promote the safety of women, babies, families and health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Continuing essential Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health services during COVID-19: Regional Guidance

Technical Reports and Document

This document builds upon the previous Regional Guidance published on 17 April 2020, which provided high-level guidance to countries for continuing good quality and equitable sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (SRMNCAH) services during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, both documents should be read together.

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