COVID-19

After a week of unrest in the KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces, in South Africa, people are still feeling the effects of the violence, with many vulnerable communities – particularly informal settlements – reporting difficulties in accessing food and health care. Despite calm returning, health...
Swiss pharmaceutical corporation Roche must urgently share know-how and technology with broad range of manufacturers in low- and middle-income countries to scale up production and access As the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended tocilizumab today for people with severe COVID-19, Médecins...
Statement by Dr. Christos Christou, MSF's International President: Ongoing widespread transmission of the virus in regions with poor access to treatment, vaccines, testing and other protections means COVID-19 continues to claim thousands of lives each day and viral variants develop more easily,...
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 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...
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...

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...
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