With more than two hundred days into the COVID-19 pandemic, and over one million deaths, the challenges in access and availability of data to monitor essential health services have been evident. Complementing the socioeconomic impact survey, Health programme in UNICEF Programme Division, in collaboration with 43 country offices and all regional offices, made a comparative analysis of the coverage of essential health services during the period April to June in 2019 and the corresponding period in 2020. The set of tracer indicators selected were antenatal care, institutional delivery, cesarean section, care of sick newborn, post-natal care, immunization (Penta/DPT3), pneumonia and diarrohea treatment…more