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Orphanhood, caregiver loss among children based on global excess COVID-19 death estimates

JAMA Pediatrics

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Using World Health Organization excess mortality data, researchers estimate that 10.5 million children lost parents or caregivers and 7.5 million children experienced COVID-19–associated orphanhood through May 1, 2022.

Authors: Joel-Pascal Ntwali N’konzi, M.Sc., of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Kigali, Rwanda, and Susan Hillis, Ph.D., of the University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom, are the corresponding authors.

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