COVID-19

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise in India, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders opened a 100-bed temporary treatment centre for COVID-19 patients in Patna, the capital of Bihar state in the northeast of the country. The MSF COVID-19 treatment centre is...

MSF’s Dr Raquel Simakawa, working in an emergency shelter in the Brazilian city of São Paulo, asks who the real villains are in the fight against coronavirus.
 

Every day now, between 15,000 and 30,000 Brazilians get infected with COVID-19 and hundreds of people are dying. The country has more than 870,000 cases and more than 43,000 deaths in total. The pandemic waves have moved from rich to poor, and from the coastal cities to the interior, threatening...
With over five million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, many organisations—including Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)—are working tirelessly for everyone’s health and safety. With operations in more than 70 countries, the organisation is able to respond to communities affected by...
COVID-19 has affected millions all over the world. Like many other organisations responding to the pandemic, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is faced with challenges—from the global shortage of PPEs to lack of transportation. Despite these obstacles, MSF finds ways to care...
A car drove up to the low, white building that is the Médecins Sans Frontières COVID-19 treatment centre in Aden. In it was a man of around 60 who was coughing and struggling for breath. He managed to heave himself into a wheelchair and then the team took him down to the intensive care unit to...
Governments must attach strings as they pledge billions to pay for vaccines in developing countries Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urged leaders to demand pharmaceutical corporations commit to selling any potential future COVID-19 vaccines at cost, as Gavi, the Vaccine...
Regulation is needed for all countries to protect healthcare staff and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic The international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) called today for regulation to ensure that personal protective equipment (PPE) is distributed in...
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) welcomed today’s launch of the World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Call to Action for equitable global access to COVID-19 health technologies through sharing of knowledge, intellectual property and data. As an international medical...
The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is scaling up its work in the state of Amazonas to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite its relative small population, the state of Amazonas is among the regions with the highest absolute number of...
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