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Voice of America – English: Somalis’ COVID-19 Fears Preventing Maternal Healthcare, Child Vaccines


Somali health authorities say the number of maternal checkups and childhood vaccinations have plunged during the pandemic as many people fear catching COVID-19 at clinics and hospitals.  Healthcare workers worry the lack of medical care for pregnant women and children could result in a wave of common diseases that take more victims than COVID-19.  Mohamed Sheikh Nor reports from Mogadishu.

Camera: Mohamed Sheikh Nor 

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Voice of America – English