This research brief describes findings from the Population Council study Reproductive Healthcare in the Time of COVID-19: Perspectives of Poor Women and Service Providers from Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The study conducted 164 interviews by telephone with beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan, previously surveyed in 2019, to determine how much those most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 know about the disease and its effects, in addition to understanding the pandemic’s effects on their lives, including their mental health and well-being as well as their access to reproductive health (RH) and family planning (FP) services.
Population Council. 2020. "Poor women's reproductive health and family planning challenges and needs during the COVID-19 pandemic," brief. Islamabad: Population Council.
Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic