In Burkina Faso, a survey finds that almost 1 in 10 (8,4%) respondents or their family members had to delay or skip health care visits due to the lockdown, while 1 in 4 respondents had to limit either the number of size of their meals in the past week - with poorer respondents more likely to report being affected by food security issues.
A survey carried out in Colombia suggests that 43% of respondents had to delay or skip essential healthcare during the lockdown and that around half of them had to reduce the size (50%) or number (40%) of their meals at least once in the week preceding the survey. Despite a higher likelihood of receiving new government support over the month before the survey, households with schoolchildren reported being disproportionately affected by food security issues.
A survey conducted in Côte d'Ivoire finds that 14% of respondents skipped or delayed healthcare visits and 45% had to limit the number and/or size of their meals over the past week.
According to a survey conducted in Ghana, 10% of respondents say someone in their household delayed or skipped needed healthcare visits since mid-March. Almost 1 in 2 respondents reported reducing meal size and/or number over the week previous to the survey, with families with age-school children being more likely to be unable to afford food due to income drops.
In Kenya, daily deliveries in a large regional hospital dropped by 33%.
Results from a Mexico survey find that 1 in 3 people had to delay or skip essential health care and 20-25% had to limit the size and/or number of meals over the week prior.
A study conducted in Nepal comparing key metrics before and during the lockdown finds that restrictive measures led to a 52.4% decrease in institutional childbirth, 50% increase in the stillbirth rate, and a 200% increase in neonatal mortality.
A survey from the Philippines finds that around 1 in 4 respondents had to reduce their meal size and/or number over the week preceding the survey. Poorer households report being disproportionately affected, while families with school-age children reported greater difficulties buying food because of income drops.
Evidence from a survey conducted in Rwanda finds that 13% of respondents delayed or skipped needed healthcare visits and more than 50% of households say they have had to reduce food consumption in the past week, with rural respondents reporting greater difficulties accessing food.
According to a survey conducted in Sierra Leone, 5% of respondents had to delay or skip necessary healthcare visits and more than 40%had to limit portion sizes at meal times or reduce the number of meals they eat.
In South Africa lockdown measures have reduced deaths from non-natural causes such as road accidents and homicides, where road injuries are the second biggest cause of death for children age 5 to 14.
In Syria, food prices suffered a +200% increase in under a year, adding a hunger crisis on top of a humanitarian one.
Results from a survey in Zambia find that around 1 in 10 respondents delayed or skipped needed healthcare visits since the onset of the lockdown, and around 40% had to limit portion sizes at meal times or reduce the number of meals at least once in the past week.