Burt, J., Ouma, J., Lubyayi, L., Amone, A., Aol, L,, Sekikubo, M., Nakimuli, A., Nakabembe, E., Mboizi, R., Musoke, P., Kyohere, M., Lugolobi, E., Khalil, A., LeDoare, K.
Article on observational study, using routinely collected data from Electronic Medical Records, was carried out, in Kawempe district, Kampala. An interrupted time series analysis assessed the impact on maternal, neonatal, child, sexual and reproductive health services from July 2019 to December 2020. During the 3-month lockdown, the number of antenatal attendances significantly decreased and remain below pre-COVID levels (370 fewer/month). Attendances for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV dropped then stabilised. Increases during lockdown and immediately postlockdown included the number of women treated for high blood pressure, eclampsia and pre-eclampsia (218 more/month), adverse pregnancy outcomes (stillbirths, low-birth-weight and premature infant births), the rate of neonatal unit admissions, neonatal deaths and abortions. Maternal mortality remained stable. Immunisation clinic attendance declined while neonatal death rate rose (from 39 to 49/1000 livebirths). The number of children treated for pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria decreased during lockdown.
- COVID-19 Pandemic
- Women and/or Girls
- East Africa
- Horn of Africa
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
- Children (boys and/or girls 1-10 years old)
- Children <5 years old
- Girls (adolescents and/or children)
- Lactating women and/or girls
- Pregnant Women and/or Girls
- Women (adults and/or adolescents)
- Journal article