Barriers to Accessing Medical Care in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in Early Stages of COVID-19 Pandemic [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "'Eighty-two percent of respondents in a sample of Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries were able to access medical care despite the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. Of the remaining 18 percent, about one-third reported that the COVID-19 pandemic impaired their access, either due to lockdown restrictions, facility closures, or fear of contracting the virus. 'Lack of money' was by far the most frequently reported barrier to accessing care across countries, especially for food-insecure households, two-thirds of which cited 'lack of money' as the main healthcare access constraint. Continued monitoring can help shed light on who is most at risk of not being able to access healthcare during crises.'"
Poverty & Equity Notes No. 38
World Bank Group
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