COVID-19, Maternal and Child Health, and Nutrition

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What Does the Science Tell Us?

This repository is compiled by the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and provides an overview of what peer-reviewed journal articles currently state on COVID-19, maternal and child health (including infants), and nutrition. With this service, we aim to provide the user with a snapshot of what is published with updates every week. We hope that you will learn and benefit from the articles presented here.

UPDATE 9 February 2021: We are proud to announce the launch of an interactive dashboard which allows users to sort publications by country, date, and publication type as well as search by keyword. Users can also filter to view only publications added in this week's update. 

Click the image below to access the full repository dashboard. Please note that some features are not supported in Google Chrome, so it is better to use another browser.

  

UPDATE 2 March 2021: Since our last update Tuesday, 23 February 2021 we have added 121 NEW publications for February (53 new), January (23 new), December (28 new), November (2 new), October (2 new), September (2 new), August (2 new), July (2 new), June (3 new), and May (4 new).

Individual months are located on the right-hand side, and new additions are marked in blue. To find the publication or topic of your interest, you can search in an individual month file using the Ctrl+F keys. All publications provide emerging evidence related to COVID-19 and

  • Child health (from neonates to adolescents)
  • Maternal health (pregnant women, women of reproductive age)
  • Breastfeeding and Infant feeding
  • Nutrition (related to MCH)

In addition to several international reviews, this update provides emerging evidence from Chile, Brazil, Argentina, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, France, Bulgaria, Albania, the United States, China, Italy, India, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Indonesia, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Nigeria, the Netherlands, Japan, Egypt, Zambia, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Morocco, and Jordan.

Many new publications focus on COVID-19, pregnancy, and neonatal health. Multiple articles provide emerging evidence on the association between maternal COVID-19 and placental pathology and preterm birth. Others report on the indirect effects of the pandemic on pregnancy outcomes. One publication cites evidence of increased maternal mortality rates in Nepal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Another study found increased rates of premature rupture of membranes and fetal distress in China compared to before the pandemic, potentially due to psychological distress and barriers to prenatal care. Another article describes app-based strategies to screen for intimate partner violence as a part of routine prenatal care, comparing trends before and after COVID-19 lockdown.

Several new publications report the direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 on child and adolescent health. Multiple publications describe the clinical and laboratory features of MIS-C, in order to update treatment recommendations and support early detection. A recent meta-analysis summarizes the chest imaging characteristics of pediatric COVID-19. Others examine the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children, evaluating transmission dynamics in schools, households, and a pediatric COVID-19 care facility. Others report on the indirect impact of the pandemic on child wellbeing worldwide, citing disrupted efforts to prevent tuberculosis among children in South Africa, limited access to antiretroviral and anti-tuberculosis medications in Nigeria, declines in child labor interventions in India, and a lack of outreach to homeless youth in Uganda.

This is by no means an exhaustive list! Look out for our next update Tuesday, 9 March 2021. Currently, we have 5,059 publications in the repository.


To subscribe to receive weekly updates on this repository or our special repository on COVID-19, Breastfeeding, Infant Feeding, and Breast Milk (updated every two weeks) please contact Mija Ververs at mververs@jhu.edu.


***NEW UPDATE 24 February 2021 - Specific repository only on COVID-19, Breastfeeding, Infant Feeding, and Breast Milk. 

Next update expected: Wednesday, 10 March 2021 (every two weeks)

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