#15 Children and poverty in the face of COVID-19

India is home to the largest child population in the world, with almost 41 per cent of the total population under eighteen years of age. The health and security of the country’s children is integral to any vision, for its progress and development. Doctors and health care professionals are often the first point of contact for abused and neglected children. They play a key role in detecting child abuse and neglect and for providing immediate and longer term care and support to children. In this episode we talk to Dr Rajeev Seth, President elect, ISPCAN (International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) about Children and poverty in the face of COVID-19.

About BUDS: Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha (BUDS) ( www.budsngo.org ) is a registered, non-profit organization formed with the objective of advancing the well-being, education, health, and welfare of children in India without distinction of caste, class, gender, ethnicity, and religion, rural / urban, physical or mental disability. BUDS operates five drop-in centres in large slum areas of New Delhi.

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated a crisis in community healthcare services.

Like any other organization involved in matters related to health and social well-being, Rajeev Seths NGO BUDS has received urgent requests for hospital beds, oxygen, medicines, food and other essential supplies.


If you want to reach out to BUDD feel free to contact:Dr. RAJEEV SETH, MD(AIIMS), FIAP, FAAP (USA)Medical Director, Child Health & Development Center, New DelhiPresident, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (ISPCAN), USAEmail: sethrajeev@gmail.com 

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