COVID-19

Ahead of the next round of talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to discuss a proposal by South Africa and India to waive monopolies on COVID-19 medical tools during the pandemic, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) called on the wealthy countries opposing the proposal not...
With the health system collapsing, state's capital stops receiving serious cases from other towns The health system in Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, has collapsed for the second time. Although the hospitals have been adding COVID-19 bed capacity at an astonishing rate, the...
Some communities in Hebron 'Area C' face challenges accessing basic healthcare due to administrative restrictions and lack of transportation. Women are particularly affected. More than half of the West Bank is under Area C designation, meaning it is under direct Israeli civil and military control,...
The year-long COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the life of every individual with varying degrees of disruption. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Hong Kong has been particularly concerned about people’s mental wellbeing after prolonged exposure to uncertainty, especially amongst vulnerable groups who...
As the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) starts meeting today and later this month to discuss emergency use authorisation of both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine candidates, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warns that any eventual COVID-19 vaccine approval...
On 1 November, one of the strongest typhoons in 2020 struck the Philippines. Goni, or Rolly as it’s known in the Philippines, caused widespread damage throughout the Bicol region, particularly Catanduanes and Albay provinces, around 300 km south-east of Manila. Just before it made landfall, Goni...
Terms of a deal disclosed show that we cannot rely on pharma’s goodwill to do the right thing, even in a pandemic. After the worrying terms of a deal struck between pharmaceutical corporation AstraZeneca and Brazilian public research body Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) were disclosed recently,...
An MSF doctor checks over a patient with COVID-19 at a COVID care centre in Chatenay-Malabry, in the Paris suburbs. France, April 2020.©AGNES VARRAINE-LECA/MSF Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is launching an emergency appeal for medical and paramedical professionals to help care for dependent...
The COVID-19 pandemic has become very alarming in Iraq, with the country currently reporting close to 4,000 new cases every day and around 500 deaths a week. Just over the past month, more than 100,000 cases were identified in the country. And on September 23rd, 5,055 new COVID-19 cases were...
The temporary shelter and primary healthcare project for the homeless initiated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was handed over to the local non-governmental organisation “ImpactHK” on 15 September 2020. The project was collaborated with “ImpactHK” since June 2020 and was set up at a time when...
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