While the world is mesmerized by the new coronavirus, other infectious diseases continue to kill millions of people, including many children in developing countries.
The United Nations children’s Fund (UNICEF), said in April that with the suspension of immunizations, 117 million children stand at risk of contracting measles.
Everything is devoted to the fight against Covid,” Robin Nandy, head of UNICEF’s immunization service, told AFP.
In Nigeria, where pneumonia is the leading cause of child death, there are fears that Covid-19 is already preventing many children from accessing care.
Measles has killed 6,000 people, mostly children, since the last epidemic began in 2019.