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IUSSP Webinar: 

COVID-19: The Pandemic’s

Consequences for Adolescents

Wednesday 29 July 2020

3:00 - 14:00 UTC | 8:00 - 9:00 Austin, Texas

10:00 Rio de Janeiro | 15:00 Paris | 16:00 Nairobi | 18:30 New Delhi

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COVID-19 is changing the world. It will have many short and long-term impacts on population dynamics and population health through exposure to the virus as well as through the economic and social disruptions created by the pandemic.


While the world is engaged in fighting a pandemic of enormous proportions, the needs of the relatively healthy and safe sub-population of adolescents and youth may not appear to warrant immediate attention. The lives of the world’s 1.8 billion-plus young people (those aged 10-24), however, are being and will be significantly impacted by the economic and social disruptions created by COVID-19, with consequences that will likely extend to future generations. 


This IUSSP webinar will focus on insights from demographers from different parts of the world whose research has enriched understanding of adolescent and youth health and well-being. Inspired by a blog/article written by Shireen Jejeebhoy, The Pandemic's impact on Adolescents, this webinar will focus on pandemic effects on young people’s health and well-being in Brazil, India, and Kenya. 



Shireen Jejeebhoy 

  • Aksha Centre for Equity and Wellbeing, Mumbai and IUSSP Vice-President




Leticia Marteleto 

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Double Jeopardy: Zika and Coronavirus as chronic stressors in the lives of young women in Brazil





Joyce Mumah 

  • International Planned Parenthood Federation -IPPF 
  • IPPF’s WISH Program around young people







 K.G. Santhya

  • Population Council – New Delhi
  • COVID-19 and experiences of adolescents and youth in India: Findings from repeated telephone surveys