Women and children are among the most vulnerable populations in the world who have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in many sectors including health. The decline in the quality of maternal and child health has been caused by the disruption of health services during the COVID-19 pandemic which strongly relates to the social restrictions regulation or healthcare system collapse. The disruption has resulted in a decreased frequency of nutritional adequacy check-upsfor children under five, and the immunisation schedule as well as routine health checks for pregnant women, though this is a preventive action to reduce the risk for maternal and neonatal mortality.
Understanding that the pandemic has been ongoing for more than two years, which is roughly equivalent to a child’s first 1000 days of life, UCLG ASPAC and the Guangzhou Women and Children Medical Center (GWCMC) intend to hold the 2nd telemedicine webinar at this stage of their collaboration. The first webinar was previously held successfully, with 110 attendants comprising of health workers, public servants, and the general public whom were engaged in a fruitful discussion regarding maternal, neonatal, and child health during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
This time, this webinar will discuss stunting prevention and control during the COVID-19 pandemic. The scope of the webinar will focus on city’s action and policy on how to prevent, control/manage and overcome stunting for children during and post-COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, this webinar will emphasise how non-health sectors can contribute to stunting prevention control/management, and will be held on Tuesday, 13 September 2022.
This second webinar aims to:
- Share knowledge and practices from the City of Guangzhou, represented by GWCMC in the prevention, and control/management of stunting during the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular, during the most crucial first 1000 days of life.
- Discuss policies, strategies, and innovation in health and non-health sectors to prevent and control/management of stunting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Increase the capacity of health workers as front-liners in the implementation of adaptive and effective planning strategies in stunting prevention or management.
Date and Time: Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 13:00 Jakarta time (GMT+7)
Registration link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpc-2gqToiEtWhY383t7iryIgtxRFKZj7x