COVID-19

On the eve of BioNTech’s annual shareholder meeting, where the German pharmaceutical corporation is expected to report billions of euros in profits from COVID vaccine sales, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) urged the German government, which supported BioNTech’s vaccine...
Mrs Chan Au Kwai Fan, in her 80s, has spent most of her years in Wong Tai Sin. She moved to the district after marrying her husband, Chan Choi Yip, and there she brought up her children and took care of her grandchildren. She used to go to the market and worship at Wong Tai Sin Temple every morning...
Amidst the 5th wave of COVID-19 infections in Hong Kong, the magnitude and severity of the crisis left the elderly and vulnerable groups isolated and their medical and mental health needs overlooked. The city overall had more than 70,000 Omicron infections during the peak in early March, and a high...
The COVID-19 vaccine Humanitarian Buffer (HB) is failing its mission to support populations hit by the pandemic and struggling to have access to immunisation, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The HB is part of the COVAX mechanism, co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (...
MSF nurse administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a Venezuelan migrant at the MSF health post in Aguas Verdes, close to the Peru-Ecuador border. © MAX CABELLO ORCASITAS
Draft text is NOT the intellectual property Waiver for COVID-19 medical tools people need. Almost one and a half years since India and South Africa first proposed a landmark intellectual property (IP) Waiver for COVID-19 medical tools at the World Trade Organization (WTO), a draft text that had...
With COVID-19 infections in Hong Kong hitting new highs, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has rapidly organised a project team to step up its response in an effort to support the current fight against the outbreak. To address the needs and concerns of the community's most vulnerable groups, such as...
Nine Médecins sans frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff members were detained by the Sudanese authorities in the capital Khartoum on the evening of 24 January, before being released the following morning. At the time of their detention, our team was returning to the MSF office from the...
Myanmar’s public healthcare system is in disarray. Days after the military seized power on 1 February, medical staff walked out of their jobs, spearheading the civil disobedience movement that saw government employees of all stripes go on strike. Most have not returned. Those on strike who continue...
Following the release of US pharmaceutical company Moderna’s astronomical third quarter 2021 earnings from its only product, the COVID-19 vaccine, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) urged the company to immediately share its mRNA vaccine technology and know-how through the World...
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