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Time is running out, and it is in our hands to avoid further humanitarian catastrophe in Latin America and the Caribbean by SARS-Cov-2.
Consistent strategies, based on scientific evidence, are urgently needed.
Political interests must be set aside.

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Time is running out, and it is in our hands to avoid further humanitarian catastrophe in Latin America and the Caribbean by SARS-Cov-2.
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Political interests must be set aside.

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Time is running out, and it is in our hands to avoid further humanitarian catastrophe in Latin America and the Caribbean by SARS-Cov-2.
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Political interests must be set aside.

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Political interests must be set aside.

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Time is running out, and it is in our hands to avoid further humanitarian catastrophe in Latin America and the Caribbean by SARS-Cov-2.
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Time is running out, and it is in our hands to avoid further humanitarian catastrophe in Latin America and the Caribbean by SARS-Cov-2.
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Political interests must be set aside.

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Time since the COVID-19 Pandemic was declared

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Time is running out, and it is in our hands to avoid further humanitarian catastrophe in Latin America and the Caribbean by SARS-Cov-2.
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Political interests must be set aside.

With 33 years of work in the HIV/AIDS response, AHF calls for urgent action on 12 axes.

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Time since the COVID-19 Pandemic was declared

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Time is running out, and it is in our hands to avoid further humanitarian catastrophe in Latin America and the Caribbean by SARS-Cov-2.
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Political interests must be set aside.

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Time since the COVID-19 Pandemic was declared

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Time is running out, and it is in our hands to avoid further humanitarian catastrophe in Latin America and the Caribbean by SARS-Cov-2.
Consistent strategies, based on scientific evidence, are urgently needed.
Political interests must be set aside.

With 33 years of work in the HIV/AIDS response, AHF calls for urgent action on 12 axes.

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Time since the COVID-19 Pandemic was declared

*Data in Latin America & Caribbean

CASES DEATHS
8,945,795 331,351

**Worldwide data

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Brazil

Chile

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Jamaica

Mexico

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Time is running out, and it is in our hands to avoid further humanitarian catastrophe in Latin America and the Caribbean by SARS-Cov-2.
Consistent strategies, based on scientific evidence, are urgently needed.
Political interests must be set aside.

With 33 years of work in the HIV/AIDS response, AHF calls for urgent action on 12 axes.

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Resume economic activities with a strategy based on scientific evidence and reliable metrics, to make timely decisions that protect public health.

Resume economic activities with a strategy based on scientific evidence and reliable metrics, to make timely decisions that protect public health.

Economic reopening in Latin America, when coronavirus cases are still on the rise, is a risk; combined with the lack of tests to diagnose, isolate and contact tracing to cut chains of transmission, can be lethal¹

¹Covid-19 Observatory at the University of Miami.

WHO² has defined specific criteria for gradually resuming economic activities:

• Transmission of the virus must be under control.
• Countries must detect, isolate, treat each case and track each contact.
• Prevention measures in workplaces, schools and essential places.
• Control the risk of imported cases.
• Clearly communicate to the population the measures to be followed.

 ²OMS (May 22, 2020)

According to WHO³ , extreme vigilance should be maintained as it approaches the deconfinement phase and is only possible if:

• Is the epidemic under control?
• Can health systems cope with disease flare-ups?
• Are surveillance systems capable of detecting and managing cases of contagion and their contacts?

³OMS (May 22, 2020)

Governments around the world should have no excuse for deconfinanment plans that are not based on scientific evidence: the number of tests, places and groups that can spread the virus, contact monitoring, and clear communication about health measures⁴

⁴Scholz, 2020, The Economist.

The WHO has defined specific criteria for reopening economic activities: Transmission of #COVID19 must be under control; countries must detect, isolate and treat each case and trace each contact.³

³WHO (May 22, 2020)

Implement a preparedness and response plan to limit the loss of life in the face of new outbreaks.

Implement a preparedness and response plan to limit the loss of life in the face of new outbreaks.

Indigenous populations are particularly exposed to COVID-19 due to factors such as malnutrition, lack of access to health systems, safe water and basic sanitation, as well as parasitic diseases.⁵

Countries where indigenous populations have been most affected by COVID-19.⁶

Bolivia 31,249 cases and 1,135 deaths
Brazil 7,946 cases and 177 deaths
Ecuador 4,498 cases and 144 deaths
Mexico 4,092 cases and 649 deaths
Colombia 1,534 cases and 73 deaths

⁵PAHO. 2020.
⁶Data as of July 29, 2020

Consistent and coordinated criteria and procedures to prevent the dissemination of conflicting messages to the population.

Consistent and coordinated criteria and procedures to prevent the dissemination of conflicting messages to the population.

According to data from the Global Public Health Institute at The Miami University, it took more than three months for the Latin America and the Caribbean region to reach 1,000,000 COVID-19 infections and only 14 days to go from 6,000,000 to 7,000,000 cases , this shows its rapid expansion.

⁷AFP agency count and data from Johns Hopkins University.

Expand access to testing (PCR) to diagnose active cases, and systematically and methodically isolate all detected cases.

Expand access to testing (PCR) to diagnose active cases, and systematically and methodically isolate all detected cases.

Diagnosing a person with SARS-CoV-2 before they develop symptoms can cut a chain of transmission of up to 500 people in a month⁸. Latin America and the Caribbean has a rate of 20 tests applied per a thousand inhabitants, when the global average⁹ is 51.

⁸ With data from the Department of Genome Sciences and the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington
⁹Among the 25 most affected countries by COVID-19

Maintain traceability of confirmed cases to establish close contacts and apply isolation measures.

Maintain traceability of confirmed cases to establish close contacts and apply isolation measures.

In Latin American and Caribbean region, only Colombia, Peru, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Chile and Argentina have implemented a full case contact tracing program.

Mexico, Ecuador, Uruguay, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Haiti only partially do so.

Bolivia, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Brazil have no contact tracing program.¹⁰

¹⁰Coronavirus Government Response Tracker. Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

A study published by the Imperial College of London has shown that around 40% of people who contract SARS-CoV-2 do not have any symptoms, but are able to spread it silently.
Governments should promote social distancing measures, inhibiting crowds or massive events; they must also make the tests available to the public.³¹

³¹Imperial College London (2020)

Ensure universal and free access to medical care for all people, as well as treatment and vaccinations once science determines it.

Ensure universal and free access to medical care for all people, as well as treatment and vaccinations once science determines it.

Around 456 million Coronavirus vaccines will be needed in Latin America and the Caribbean. Laboratories must do the right thing and sell them at the production cost (no more than $10), otherwise countries could borrow up to 2% of their GDP which would compromise the well-being of future generations. ¹¹

¹¹With data from Court and Griffin, 2020.

General Assembly resolution 74/274 calls for global access to medicines, vaccines and medical equipment to deal with COVID-19.¹²

¹²WHO (May 22, 2020)

Less than 4% of medical supplies to combat COVID-19 come from the Latin American and Caribbean region. Depend on extra-regional imports of medical products essential for COVID-19 treatment.¹³

¹³UN / WTO

Ease and promote the correct use of face masks for the entire population.

Ease and promote the correct use of face masks for the entire population.

Countries whose leaders do not promote clear communication about SARS-CoV-2 prevention measures and discourage the use of face masks are above the global average with up to 500% more coronavirus confirmed cases.¹⁴

• United States 11,820
• Brazil 10,025
• United Kingdom 4,516
• Mexico 2,760
• Global average 1,900

¹⁴Per million inhabitants as of 21/07/20. With data from the University of Miami’s Covid-19 Observatory and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Communicate to the population in a clear and accessible way the personal care measures they must take depending on their activity, level of risk, exposure and comorbidities.

Communicate to the population in a clear and accessible way the personal care measures they must take depending on their activity, level of risk, exposure and comorbidities.

If the 100% of the population used face masks along with other measures such as social distancing, the virus spread would slow down for at least 18 months, time required to find a possible vaccine.¹⁵

¹⁵Stutt, Richard O. J. H. et al., 2020

According to studies published by The Royal Society, if 100% of the population used the face mask regularly with other measures like social distance and hand washing, the growth of # COVID19 would be slowed down for at least 18 months, time required to produce a vaccine. Governments must take the correct use of face mask promotion seriously, it should not be a political issue, millions of lives are at stake.²

²Stutt, Richard O. J. H. et al., 2020

In the face of the inminent economic crisis, provide food aid to the most vulnerable.

In the face of the inminent economic crisis, provide food aid to the most vulnerable.

Poverty will affect 37.3% of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean. Emergency basic income, subsidies grants, debt restructuring and liquidity provision to agricultural, food and family companies should be ensured in order to ensure the production and distribution chain.¹⁶

¹⁶ECLAC, 2020

Take urgent action to prevent further contagion. Find active cases, treat them and isolate their contacts, as well as promote WHO-recommended health measures; to resume economic activities in a strategic manner to help mitigate the negative impact on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.¹⁷

¹⁷UN/ECLAC

THE COVID-19 pandemic will lead to increased hunger and poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean, from 35 million to 60 million could fall into extreme poverty.¹⁸

¹⁸ECLAC/UN

In Latin America, ECLAC estimates that poverty could increase by 3.5% by 2020 and extreme poverty by 2.3%, reaching 13.5% of the region’s population, the highest rate of the past two decades.¹⁹

¹⁹ECLAC/UN

In Latin America, ECLAC estimates that due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 15.9 million people could fall into extreme poverty.²⁰

²⁰ECLAC/UN

Implement measures to preserve progress in the control of HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, dengue, cholera and other communicable infectious diseases.

Implement measures to preserve progress in the control of HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, dengue, cholera and other communicable infectious diseases.

COVID-19 could delay progress in HIV/AIDS response by up to 10 years and failure to meet the 2020 targets.21 It is essential that HIV services including laboratory services are reactivated to ease access to HIV testing for sexual partners of positive patients, people in forced immigration transit, pregnant women and symptomatic people of some STIs.

²¹UNAIDS. 2020

In the Latin American and Caribbean region, 5 out of 10 people stuggle to get antiretroviral treatment during the pandemic, less than 2 out of 10 people received medicines in their homes. In one survey, only 3 out of 10 have treatment for two months, nearly half only have for one month and 2 out of 10 did not have enought for the rest of the month.²²

²²UNAIDS, 2020

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, one research23 found that TB deaths could increase by 20% and malaria by 36% over the next 5 years. Another research notes that in the same period of timemore than 1.4 million TB deaths would be seen.²³

²³UNAIDS, 2020

The COVID 19 health crisis forced the suspension of measles vaccination campaigns in 27 countries and polio in 3825, leaving millions of children unprotected from a disease nearly eradicated from the world.²³

²³UNAIDS, 2020

In places where tuberculosis, malaria and HIV are widespread, additional deaths from these diseases could be the same magnitude as the impact of COVID-19.²⁴

²⁴Hogan et al., 2020

By mid-June 2020, COVID-19 had already interrupted 85% of HIV programmes, 78% against tuberculosis and 73% against malaria in the world.²⁵

²⁵Sands, 2020

Ensure access and availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers, proper training in their use, and access to SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests.

Ensure access and availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers, proper training in their use, and access to SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests.

In Latin America and the Caribbean 1 in 10 cases of coronavirus are from health workers, with the highest rate being Brazil with 2.5 out of 10 cases.²⁶

²⁶Inter-American Development Bank / Statista

Promote the social awareness to prevent stigma and discrimination against health workers, COVID-19 bearers, their families and those who have recovered.

Promote the social awareness to prevent stigma and discrimination against health workers, COVID-19 bearers, their families and those who have recovered.

Governments must work to avoid stigmatizing views or attitudes. The experience in the HIV epidemic is that stigma only serves to cast people and communities underground and ultimately threatens the success of any response.²⁷

²⁷ONUSIDS. Human Rights in COVID-19 times

In Latin America, allegations of domestic violence and killings of women and girls have doubled since the start of confinement. Before the pandemic, 1 in 3 women suffered from gender-based violence in the region.²⁸

²⁸0ONU Women. 2020

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