The Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19

global reference group on children affected by covid

Funded by: UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund; Oak Foundation; Wellspring Philanthrophic Fund; Fell Fund; A private family trust which wishes to remain anonymous

Start date: July 2021

End date: Ongoing

Project outline

Professor Cluver works with the Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19, hosted by and linked to the World Health Organisation to develop up to date evidence of numbers of children affected by COVID-19 associated orphanhood, and to support policy and programming that can mitigate the impacts of COVID on children and adolescents. Members include Dr Susan Hillis (Coordinator), Dr Seth Flaxman (Oxford University), Dr Juliette Unwin (Imperial College London), Prof Christl Donnelly (Oxford University/Imperial College London), Dr Oliver Ratmann (Imperial College London), Dr Samir Bhatt (University of Copenhagen, Imperial College London), Dr Chris Desmond (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal), Dr Alexander Butchart (World Health Organization), Gretchen Bachman (U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)), Dr Andrés Villaveces (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)), Prof Lorraine Sherr (University College London), Prof Charles Nelson III (Harvard University Medical School), Dr Laura Rawlings (World Bank), Dr Philip Goldman (Maestral International) and Phil Green (World Without Orphans)



•    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
•    U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
•    World Health Organization (WHO)
•    The World Bank
•    University College London
•    Imperial College London
•    University of Cape Town