Girls in crisis settings overlooked for life-saving care, say health advocates
DateMarch 21, 2017
TypeIn the News
When disaster strikes, women and girls are often the worst affected. In addition to facing an increased risk of gender-based violence, they frequently lose access to reproductive health care. In 2015, it was estimated that 61 per cent of maternal deaths took place in humanitarian crises and fragile settings, where health services, such as family planning, antenatal care and skilled birth attendants, can be hard to come by. And adolescent girls face especially high hurdles to care.