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Women’s Health Services Yet to Recover from COVID-19 Disruptions

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Women's health services are far from fully being restored following disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

According to the WHO, many African countries are reporting continued disruptions to sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health services.

The WHO global pulse survey on continuity of essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic carried out between November and December 2021 shows that the majority of the 36 African countries that provided full data reported up to 25 percent disruption of services.

COVID-19 is also inflicting extensive economic damage, pushing women ...