How infectious diseases increase child labour risks
Negative social and economic consequences of previous disease outbreaks are far more pronounced in contexts that rely heavily on labour intensive industries and the production and export of commodities with fluctuating prices; where even slight economic downturns can push families and children into poverty. Food insecurity, lost family income, school and border closures and the ensuing rise in the informal economy drives many children into hazardous labour, armed groups and abusive domestic or care environments.
The link between strong supply chains and health interventions
Covid-19 halting progress on Polio & Cholera eradication
Females pay the Highest Price
Areas for intervention
Lessons from Ebola considers a range of potential areas for intervention and collaboration, categorised for business & supply chains, education, community-level engagement, awareness raising and policy.