Ministry of Health
5 million children died before reaching their fifth birthday in 2020 alone, down from 5.9 million in 2015. In 2020, the global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by an estimated 25 per cent, with young people and women most affected. Between January 2020 and May 2021, the pandemic may have claimed the lives of 115,500 health and care workers worldwide. As of May 2022, more than 80 per cent of people had received at least one dose of a vaccine in high-income countries but the proportion is only about 17 per cent in low-income countries. In 2020 and 2021, 14.9 million people were estimated to have died due to COVID-19 and its impact on health systems and society. As a result, immunization coverage dropped for the first time in 10 years, and deaths from TB and malaria increased.
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