Hong Kong Field Workers

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...

Dr. Shannon Chan’s first mission was to South Sudan in 2016 and in late 2019, she set off on her second mission to Mocha in Yemen, where she worked as a trauma surgeon and trainer to na

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...
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and has spread globally in the past months. As this virus is new, much remains to be understood as yet. MSF has opened new projects in response to COVID-19 pandemic and adapting our regular...
The unemployment rate of Hong Kong has reached its 15-year high. Many individuals have been jobless due to the COVID-19. Yeung (alias, right) is one of them and has no place to stay for a few months. MSF has arranged the temporary shelter for him and Wing Tam, MSF caseworker follow-up on his needs...
Six months into the COVID-19 crisis, Hong Kong is facing the third wave of COVID-19 infections; the most severe yet with many of the cases locally transmitted, some from unknown sources of infection. Where public facilities and services have been suspended because of the virus, homeless people have...

How are you?” is the question I used to start the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) health education and mental health workshops in Hong Kong on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for the vulnerable populations in the past three months.

An MSF team in Hong Kong opened a project at the end of January focusing on health education for vulnerable people. Community engagement is a crucial activity of any outbreak response and in Hong Kong, this focuses on groups who are less likely to have access to important medical information, such...
Dr. Jennifer Tong
Orthopaedic surgeon
Hong Kong
 
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