UNICEF India COVID-19 Situation Report No.4

1 -31 July 2020

A family sit in their house surrounded by water during floods in Assam.
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More than 650 million children and their families across India have been reached with accurate information on how to stay safe from COVID-19 and provide feedback through a mix of innovative and traditional mechanisms. 

A total 2.2 million healthcare facility staff and community health workers have been trained in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) to support IPC assessments of health care facilities and quarantine centers.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been provided to 34,500 healthcare workers, both in health facilities and within communities.

Some 1.42 million healthcare providers have been trained in detecting, referral and appropriate management of COVID-19 cases.

To date 4.9 million children and women received essential healthcare - prenatal, delivery and postnatal care, essential newborn care, immunization, treatment of childhood illnesses and HIV care - in UNICEF supported facilities.

So far 44,800 children (6-59 months) are being treated for severe acute malnutrition.

Around 37.6 million children continue to learn through support to education initiatives such as online classrooms and radio programmes across 16 states.

Over 219,000 children and their caregivers have been provided with mental health support.

Around 3,100 children without family support have been provided alternative care arrangements.

Front page of the situation report including highlights

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