The emergence of COVID-19 on the global scene in December 2019 has led to drastic measures to contain its spread and effects. These include lockdowns and other restrictions, and have necessitated re-prioritization of government spending to COVID-19 containment and prevention measures. These measures have implications for a population's ways of life, social and economic activities, and access to basic needs like healthcare, particularly reproductive healthcare. This IUSSP member-initiated series of 4 webinars convened by Clifford Odimegwu will explore the potential and actual impact of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and restrictions on sexual and reproductive health needs in sub-Saharan Africa and define a research agenda to better understand the demographic and sexual and reproductive health impacts of the pandemic.
31 August : Potential and Actual Implications - Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Rights in Africa.
1 September: SRH Rights, Unintended Pregnancy and Schooling, Gender-based Violence and Disability.
2 September: Health Systems and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
3 September: Methodological, Demographic and Funding Issues