Prioritising children’s rights in the COVID-19 response

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
Jul 2020 Volume 4 Number 7 p479-554, e17-e25
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/issue/current

 

Editorial
Prioritising children’s rights in the COVID-19 response
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
Although substantial progress has been made in many aspects of child health in the past two decades, the COVID-19 pandemic and its wide-ranging effects are threatening some of these hard-won gains. Public health measures such as lockdown, school closures, and restrictions in population movement—while necessary to halt virus transmission—are causing prolonged disruption to societal functioning and exacerbating inequalities worldwide. The global Human Development Index (HDI) is projected to decline this year for the first time since 1990, effectively erasing all progress in human development made in the past 6 years…