In Zimbabwe, Marie Stopes outreach teams used to reach upwards of 150,000 women per year with funding from the US Government. Now nearly half of outreach sites have closed due to lack of funds, and women will have to find another way to services like contraceptive counseling, HIV treatment and testing and maternal healthcare.
Marie Stopes Zimbabwe outreach team leader Future Gwena says some of the areas she serves are so remote that phone service doesn’t exist, cow carts transport women in labor and many people have no idea who President Trump is.
“We created this awareness and told them they are valuable. And now we are leaving them. It’s very sad.”