COVID-19

As COVID-19 spreads through Yemen, widespread fear of the virus is preventing people from seeking medical care, says international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which started recently supporting a new COVID-19 treatment centre in Sheikh Zayed hospital...
As of early July, 141 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Cambodia. Roughly a quarter of these originated from a group of tourists who were travelling through the country in March when almost all of them got infected. When the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Cambodia in March, the...
Young Bangladeshi mother Noor Haba pulls her headscarf close around her face with one hand; with the other she strokes the back of her seven-year-old daughter Shahara, who lies semi-conscious on the hospital bed. Shahara is being treated for thalassaemia, a genetic blood disorder. “I’m afraid all...
The COVID-19 pandemic is having potentially catastrophic secondary impacts on the health of women and girls around the world. Decisions made at every level of the response to the pandemic are resulting in women being further cut off from sexual and reproductive health services, threatening sharp...
Abu Fadel, Hassan and Iman… all three are living in Idlib Governorate in northwest Syria. Like 2.7 million other Syrians, they’d been displaced within the country several times, and some of them ended up in Idlib. The last rebel stronghold, bombed in massive airstrikes led by the Syrian army and...
Thousands of people have fled into the bush in the Greater Pibor Administrative area in eastern South Sudan as intense fighting over several days yet again threatens the lives of entire communities, warns the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The new...
We're in a time of unprecedented mobilisation to tackle COVID-19. Governments and philanthropies have contributed billions to the research and development of COVID-19 vaccines, while Gavi 1 , the Vaccine Alliance, has recently launched a new fund – the COVAX Facility 2 – to make advance purchases...
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...
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