Gendered Socio-economic and Health Effects of COVID-19 in Informal Settlements in Kenya
Kosimbei, George K.
Omolo, Jacob O.
J. Rono, Gladys
The demand and supply shocks during the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures that were adopted by the government to contain the spread of the disease disrupted economic activities leading to loss of employment, income, and livelihoods. Most affected jobs were mainly in the informal economy, especially the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) dominated by women. Lockdowns and curfews and the widespread fear of infection and contagion, and heightened uncertainty about the disease, affected access to prenatal and postnatal health care services.