How Can We Holistically Address Equity, Conservation, Reproductive Health, and Livelihood Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Nearly everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping the globe, straining health systems and people’s abilities to maintain their livelihoods. This global health crisis combines with the climate crisis to exacerbate existing inequalities.
Sub-Saharan Africa’s Demographic and Health Characteristics Will Influence the Course of the COVID-19 Pandemic
When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, few sub-Saharan African countries had reported a single case of the disease, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Since then, it has spread at an alarming rate, with more than half of countries in the region no…
Le PRB et le CRSD soutiennent la sensibilisation des communautés religieuses d’Afrique de l’Ouest face au coronavirus
WASHINGTON DC, USA, 23 avril 2020 – Le Population Reference Bureau (PRB) et le Cadre des Religieux pour la Santé et le Développement (CRSD), une organisation inter-religieuse basée au Sénégal, viennent de publier deux vidéos appelant les communautés religieuses du Sénégal et de la région africaine d…
PRB, CRSD Supporting Coronavirus Outreach to Faith Communities in West Africa
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Population Reference Bureau (PRB) and Cadre des Religieux pour la Santé et le Développement (CRSD), an interfaith organization based in Senegal, have released two videos calling on faith communities in Senegal and Africa’s Sahel region to adopt new worship and health practices to …
How Demographic Changes Make Us More Vulnerable to Pandemics Like the Coronavirus
The world is better equipped to fight a pandemic today than it was in 1918, when influenza swept the globe and infected up to one-third of the world’s population.1 While science and medical advances have given us new advantages in fighting disease, some demographic trends since 1918 may increase the…
Oldest Areas May Be Hardest Hit: The Importance of Age Structure in Understanding Mortality During the Coronavirus Pandemic
While we have much to learn yet about the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV2, commonly known as COVID-19, evidence to date suggests that deaths among people who have tested positive for the coronavirus are highest at older ages and near zero for young children.
Workers at Risk During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Four in 10 Food Preparers and Servers Are Low-Income
The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe in 2020 will have long-term and widespread effects on the U.S. economy and labor force. A PRB analysis finds that workers in one of the hardest-hit sectors—food preparation and server-related occupations—are among the most economically vulnerable.
Older Americans’ Greater Health Problems May Make Them More Vulnerable to Coronavirus’s Effects
Older Americans on average have a higher level of age-related health problems than their counterparts in Europe and many other countries (see table). That’s according to a recent Lancet study that shows the United States ranked 53rd out of 195 countries.