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Impact of Conflict and COVID-19 on Maternal Health Services Utilization in Southern Yemen


Yemen’s seven year conflict has created a humanitarian crisis, destroying its health system and posing significant threats to health access. This crisis has been exacerbated by geographic, demographic, economic, and social challenges as well as the COVID-19 pandemic that has minimized the ability of a fragile health system to provide services to the populations in need and the healthcare-seeking behavior of communities. As a result, Yemen has experienced increased morbidity and mortality rates and worsening health and nutrition indicators, especially for women and children. A greatly depleted and demoralized health workforce has struggled to provide care.

The research objective is to better understand the effect of the conflict and COVID-19 on access to and utilization of essential reproductive health services.

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