Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Editorial Volume 3 Issue 10

Venezuela and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Huníades Urbina-Medina*

Pediatrician, Specialist in Pediatric Critical Medicine, Venezuelan Society of Childcare and Pediatrics, President National Academy of Medicine, Secretary, Venezuela

*Corresponding Author: Huníades Urbina-Medina, Pediatrician, Specialist in Pediatric Critical Medicine, Venezuelan Society of Childcare and Pediatrics, President National Academy of Medicine, Secretary, Venezuela.

Received: July 21, 2020; Published: September 01, 2020

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 Venezuela is a Latin American country, located in the northern part of South America, facing to the Caribbean Sea, with a population of 38 millions of people (National Institute of Statistics), however, due to the increase of poverty level during the last 20 years, Venezuela had suffered one of the biggest exodus in human history, just behind the Syrian exodus during the civil war. According to the United Nations (UN), Venezuelan emigration is close to 6 million people. Long before the economic sanctions by the USA and the pandemic the rapidly and progressive decay of the Venezuelan Health System had made necessary the declaration of a Complex Humanitarian Emergency by International Organizations.

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Citation: Huníades Urbina-Medina. “Venezuela and the COVID-19 Pandemic". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.10 (2020): 01.




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