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“The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest test that we have faced since the formation of the United Nations”. - António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General 

The COVID-19 pandemic constitutes the largest global public health crisis in a century, with daunting health and socioeconomic challenges. Governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health systems and restricting the movement of millions.

The pandemic has already severely disrupted access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health services. It is worsening existing inequalities for women and girls, and deepening discrimination against other marginalized groups. Sexual and reproductive health and rights is a significant public health issue that demands urgent and sustained attention and investment.

UNFPA has just published a Global Response Plan regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to showcase the ongoing problems, projections and further measures that should be taken.