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Lebanon's economic crisis: Access to women's healthcare under threat

This woman is eight months pregnant and should already have had an injection to prevent an immunity-related disease. But because of the cost, she has been unable to do so.
This woman is eight months pregnant and should already have had an injection to prevent an immunity-related disease. But because of the cost, she has been unable to do so. © FRANCE 24
By: Annette Young Follow | Camille PAUVAREL | Stéphanie CHEVAL | Aline BOTTIN
14 min

With Lebanon still reeling from the fallout of that devastating explosion in Beirut and also from an ongoing economic crisis, we report on how access to women's healthcare services is becoming problematic. Also as the impact of Covid-19 threatens to derail women's progress around the world, we talk to Professor Linda Scott, author of 'The Double X Economy,' on the even more pressing need for female economic empowerment. Plus the young Vietnamese beauty queen who's using her popularity to become an advocate for girls' education.

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