West Africa: Health Workers in West Africa “In Daily Danger” While Providing Reproductive Health Services

GODOMEY, Benin, ASSAHOUN, Togo, CONAKRY, Guinea — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, health workers in several West African countries say it has been challenging to prevent the spread of the virus while providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services.

“As midwives, we are constantly struggling to ensure that we protect ourselves and our patients who come for maternal care services,” said Eyamou Kadiatou, a midwife in Guinea. “We need protective equipment. We just don’t…

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