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Roda Madziva; Innocent Mahiya; Chamunogwa Nyoni
Ilan Cerna-Turoff; Robert Nyakuwa; Ellen Turner (et al.)
An estimated 1.8 billion children live in countries where COVID-19 disrupted violence prevention and response. It is important to understand how government policies to contain COVID-19 impacted children’s ability to seek help, especially in contexts where there was limited formal help-seeking prior to the pandemic. This study aimed to quantify how the national lockdown in Zimbabwe affected helpline calls for violence against children, estimated the number of calls that would have been received had the lockdown not occurred and described characteristics of types of calls and callers before and after the national lockdown. It used an interrupted time series design to analyse the proportion of violence related calls (17,913 calls out of 57,050) to Childline Zimbabwe’s national child helpline between 2017 to 2021. It applied autoregressive integrated moving average regression (ARIMA) models to test possible changes in call trends before and after the March 2020 lockdown and forecasted how many calls would have been received in the absence of lockdown. In addition, it examined call characteristics before and after lockdown descriptively.
Precious Chikhata; Johnson Magumise; Ngoni Makuvaza
Constancia V. Mavodza; Sarah Bernays; Constance R. S. Mackworth-Young (et al.)
Nkosinathi Muyambo; Philani Mlilo; Urethabisitse Mathe (et al.)
Constance R. S. Mackworth-Young; Constancia Mavodza; Rangarirayi Nyamwanza (et al.)
Clare Shakespeare; Handsome Dube; Sikhangezile Moyo (et al.)
On the 27th of March 2020 the Zimbabwean government declared the Covid-19 pandemic a ‘national disaster’. Travel restrictions and emergency regulations have had significant impacts on maternity services, including resource stock-outs, and closure of antenatal clinics during the lockdown period. Estimates of the indirect impact of Covid-19 on maternal and perinatal mortality was expected it to be considerable, but little data was yet available. This study aimed to examine the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown control measures on non-Covid outcomes in a government tertiary level maternity unit in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, by comparing maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality before, and after the lockdown was implemented.
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