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Health workers and U.N. agency raise alarm that women and girls are losing access to crucial care as pandemic drags on

Health-care workers check the temperature of patients visiting the Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, on April 25. (Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo Credit: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

Lucy Shoniwa has learned to work fast.

When her mobile family planning clinic arrives in a rural Zimbabwean village, hundreds of women often line up for help. She and her team can now insert about 70 birth control implants and 20 intrauterine devices, hand out 6,000 condoms and consult with dozens of women on short-term contraceptive methods like the pill — all in a single day.

But when Zimbabwe went into lockdown in March to try to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, many of her patients disappeared.

Read full article on The Washington Post

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