The Silent Victims of the Pandemic: Children During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Crisis

Topçu S., Gür E.

Turkish Archives of Pediatrics, vol.58, no.5, pp.467-472, 2023 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkarchpediatr.2023.23044
  • Journal Name: Turkish Archives of Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.467-472
  • Keywords: child health, Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


The coronavirus disease-19 pandemic has adversely affected children’s health since its inception. Apart from the mortality and morbidity due to infection, child health monitoring, vaccination, and nutrition programs, especially in newborns and young children, have been disruptedMeasures such as school closures and curfews to prevent the spread of infection brought along many physical and mental health problems by causing disruption of education, social isolationand closure of children at home. The possible long-term effects of the delayed implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Health have also deeply affected children, who are the most vulnerable victims of the coronavirus disease-19 pandemic.