The COVID-19 pandemic is a ‘crisis within a crisis’ for people experiencing homelessness. Homeless individuals infected by COVID-19 are twice as likely to be hospitalized, two to four times as likely to require critical care, and two to three times more likely to die than the general population.
@WHO is hosting a webinar on January 28, 12h30 – 13h30 CET to illustrate which actions can be taken to decrease these inequalities.
Link to Register: http://ow.ly/jcr250DhRb3
Did you Know? Fuel Poverty is a global health problem — in the EU, in the UK and in the United States.
Fuel Poverty is defined as the difficulty in accessing energy due to a lack of physical access or economic difficulty in financing expenditure on energy carriers. The EU and UK have formally recognized fuel poverty as a health issue.
Fuel or Energy is vital for maintaining extreme indoor temperatures during harsh weather conditions. In 2015, around 42 million households in the United States received either an energy disconnect, delivery stop notice or they had to do without food and medicine to pay their energy bills. Yet the United States has failed to recognize energy insecurity and fuel poverty as a distinct problem.
Register for this webinar hosted by WHO to learn more about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on households already dealing with a burden of health inequities. @who
Link to Register in BIO