October 15, 2020
The Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescent Girls and Young Women
and Needed Responses
The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences acutely harm adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), who are a vulnerable population in all health matters, and are particularly impacted by HIV/ AIDS, TB and malaria. The pandemic is exacerbating existing issues that AGYW face in receiving adequate healthcare and causing them to be disadvantaged economically, socially and physically. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many women and girls have remained at home, away from work and school, and without sufficient resources to lead healthy and independent lives.