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India: On the frontline against COVID-19

In mid-June, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) opened a 100-bed COVID-19 treatment centre in Patna, the capital of Bihar state in northeast India.As coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country (1,6 million cases as of 31 July), we...

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Iraq: MSF works on dual front of COVID-19 and lifesaving medical care in Mosul

Iraq has long suffered from war and political instability. The most recent conflict ended in 2017, when Mosul was recaptured after almost three years under the control of the Islamic State (IS) group. Three years later, the consequences of the conflicts in...

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COVID-19: Diagnostic company Cepheid charging four times more than it should for COVID-19 tests

GENEVA – Given the urgent global need for rapid, point-of-care diagnostic tests to deal with the continuous spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on US diagnostics firm Cepheid to allocate its COVID-19 tests (Xpert Xpress...

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Kyrgyzstan: In remote parts, COVID-19 puts a strain on the health system

As COVID-19 cases surge in Kyrgyzstan, especially in the capital Bishkek, rural and remote regions are bracing themselves for the virus by scaling up preventive measures, while simultaneously striving to guarantee essential medical care, especially for women and children. Despite the country’s strong...

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Syria: COVID-19 provokes fears over further health system decline in northwestern Syria

Four months after COVID-19 was officially declared an international pandemic, the disease has made its way into northwest Syria, with a first case confirmed on 9 July. Since then, 18 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the area. More than half of...

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Greece: Greek government must end lockdown for locked up people on Greek islands

COVID-19-related lockdown measures have had an impact on the lives of everyone around the world and generated increasing levels of stress and anxiety for many of us. However, the restriction of movement imposed in places like Moria and Vathy, on...

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Greece: Vulnerable refugees evicted and left to sleep on streets

Athens: An increasing number of refugees in Greece with severe health and mental health conditions are being threatened with eviction from their accommodation, cut off from cash assistance and left in the streets without access to shelter, protection or proper healthcare....

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Bihar: To the one fighting against all odds

Currently working in Bihar at a COVID-19 treatment centre, Dr Nimrat Kaur, Regional Deputy Project Coordinator - Asia at Medecins Sans Frontieres, also known as Doctors Without Borders, has been treating patients under harsh, often unhygienic and overcrowded conditions, where...

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Yemen: As COVID-19 spreads, fear drives people away from hospitals in Yemen

As COVID-19 spreads through Yemen, widespread fear of the coronavirus is preventing people from seeking medical care. Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have started recently supporting a new COVID-19 treatment centre in Sheikh Zayed hospital in the Yemeni capital Sana’a.Only half of...

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Unite Without Borders – An Initiative To Fight Against Coronavirus Outbreak

COVID-19 remains a health emergency and a deadly threat, especially to the most vulnerable. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been responding to the global pandemic since it began. MSF doctors and nurses are treating patients and supporting communities across Europe,...

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Responding to COVID-19 pandemic in Bihar

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise in India, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has opened a 100-bed temporary treatment centre for patients with the new coronavirus in Patna, the capital of Bihar state, in the northeast of the country.The MSF COVID-19 treatment...

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COVID-19 vaccine: 6 recommendations for equitable access

We're in a time of unprecedented mobilisation to tackle COVID-19. 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, the Vaccine Alliance, has recently launched...

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