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COVID-19: Fighting the pandemic

Our expert teams are aiding the fight against the new coronavirus on four continents. This is MSF's response in pictures. As an emergency medical organisation, we've been fighting disease outbreaks for nearly 50 years. Our battle against COVID-19 began like many of our epidemic...

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Yemen: Authorities must do all they can to facilitate COVID-19 response

After the first case of coronavirus disease COVID-19 was confirmed in Yemen today, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are calling for the authorities in Yemen to urgently allow the entrance of supplies and humanitarian staff to the country in order to facilitate a...

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Mumbai: As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, “I hope my treatment can continue and I can be cured.”

“We spent hundreds of rupees in private health clinics to trying to cure my tuberculosis, but none of the medication worked. The treatment included daily painful injections with lots of side-effects like vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite… and sometimes even...

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India: MSF to support Bihar’s COVID-19 response by providing personal protective equipment (PPE)

New Delhi, India: As the number of people with COVID-19 continues to rise across India, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is supporting the Bihar State Government by providing crucially needed personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers. This includes N-95...

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COVID-19: MSF launches our largest ever response in Belgium

With just over 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 recorded for a population of 11 million, Belgium is one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, coming close behind Italy and Spain. Despite Belgium’s highly developed health system, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched our largest-ever response...

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Northwest Syria: “COVID-19 adds another layer of complexity to an already catastrophic situation”

Cristian Reynders, field coordinator for MSF operations in northwest Syria, explains what the potential spread of COVID-19 would mean in Idlib and how MSF is preparing for it. Not so long ago, COVID-19 was not yet making headlines worldwide. On...

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Italy: COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges to well-developed healthcare systems

Dr Claudia Lodesani, MSF president and emergency coordinator for COVID-19 in Italy, explains how our teams can assist her country’s well-developed health system to deal with the new challenge of a pandemic. What can MSF do to help during this COVID-19 crisis?...

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“Everybody here is working beyond their limits”: Inside the COVID-19 response in Italy

MSF medical teams have joined the fight against COVID-19 as the new coronavirus disease spreads to more than 200 countries. Project coordinator Dr Chiara Lepora is overseeing our response in Lodi province, north Italy, where we are supporting three hospitals, as well as aged care facilities...

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COVID-19: MSF steps up COVID-19 response in Europe

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has expanded activities in response to COVID-19  in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France, Norway, Greece and Belgium. Our teams are supporting nursing homes for the elderly, assisting other vulnerable people, such as the homeless and...

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COVID-19: MSF calls for no patents or profiteering on COVID-19 drugs, tests, and vaccines

GENEVA/NEW YORK — Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has called for no patents or profiteering on drugs, tests, or vaccines used for the COVID-19 pandemic, and for governments to prepare to suspend and override patents and take other measures,...

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COVID-19: MSF steps up COVID-19 response with activities in Spain

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is stepping up our response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic by starting medical, logistical and strategic support activities in Spain. We will be leveraging our experience and expertise in managing epidemics in fragile contexts, in working...

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COVID-19: Avoiding a ‘second tragedy’ for those with TB

As the world grapples with the coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned for vulnerable groups worldwide. People with tuberculosis (TB) are among the groups that may be particularly affected. Special attention will be needed to safeguard the continuity...

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