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Access to Health Care Around the World Is Not Equal. COVID-19 Proved That.

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“During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York, the state’s health care system nearly unraveled. There was a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, and beds; doctors and nurses were getting sick; hospitals were running out of money.

The crisis was exacerbated by massive cuts to public health budgets in recent years, hospital closures, and a just-in-time supply chain model that deterred stockpiles of essential supplies.”

Global Citizen spoke with Anushka Kalyanpur, sexual and reproductive health and rights in emergencies lead at CARE, about how the pandemic specifically affects women and girls.

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