COVID-19

The second wave of COVID-19 is reaching extremely alarming levels in India. As of 18 May, the total number of active COVID-19 cases in India is at 3,353,765. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has scaled up medical intervention in Mumbai, while at the same time undertaking precautionary measures to...
The second wave of COVID-19 is reaching extremely alarming levels in India. MSF recently scaled up its intervention in Mumbai, Maharashtra, where the increasing numbers of cases have been devastating to the healthcare system and overwhelming for all healthcare providers. MSF has mobilised 60 staff...
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 and has spread globally. MSF has opened new projects in response to COVID-19 pandemic and adapting our regular medical programmes to help cope with patient care if an outbreak occur in the...

Gautam Harigovind Medical Activity Manager- COVID-19 project, Mumbai

 

Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders (MSF) restarts emergency response amid a surging second wave of COVID-19 in Mumbai in Maharashtra state. The city is very densely populated and the poor and dilapidated hygiene conditions are a triple trigger for the virus to breed, infect and...
More than 12 months into Brazil’s COVID-19 emergency, there is still no effective, centralised and coordinated public health response to the outbreak. The lack of political will to adequately respond to the pandemic is killing Brazilians in their thousands. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is...
Since the start of the war in Syria 10 years ago, the lives of Syrian people have been under threat. Back in 2011, the situation quickly shifted from localised protests to a full-scale war, leading to a devastating humanitarian situation that persists a decade later. In the course of 10 years, 12...
MSF International President appeals to governments stonewalling on landmark proposal As governments prepare to meet for another round of talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO) tomorrow, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) urged the small number of governments that continue...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will meet tomorrow to discuss emergency use authorisation of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine candidate. If the vaccine is approved, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls on J&J to send its first shipments to...
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