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February 18, 2022

Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescent Girls in East Africa

By Sarah Filippi-Field

Pre-Existing Conditions Worsened by Pandemic Economic Hardship On March 16, 2020 Tanzania reported its first case of COVID-19 (Tarimo & Wu, 2020, p. 1). Since then, there have been devastating socioeconomic effects on the country. GDP growth slowed down from 6.8% in 2019 to 2.1% in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 (African Development Bank,…

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