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Manipur: MSF’s COVID-19 emergency response in Imphal

The second wave of COVID-19 hit India at the end of March 2021. In April, MSF sent doctors and nurses to work in Mumbai’s Jumbo Hospital that had a capacity for 2,000 patients. Teams also adapted regular medical projects to...

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Countries must not let another opportunity slip by to advance the global waiver on overcoming COVID-19 medical-tool monopolies

Geneva – As countries reconvene tomorrow for another round of discussions on the “TRIPS Waiver” proposal at the World Trade Organization (WTO), after a gap of over two months, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on the European Union (EU),...

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Yemen: Treating COVID-19 amongst fear, stigma and misinformation

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic in Yemen; stigma, disinformation, fear of detention and lack of knowledge on the presence of isolation centres continue to deter people from seeking timely treatment for the disease. “Some patients stay at home for a...

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EU, UK, Switzerland, Norway must stop blocking negotiations on landmark pandemic monopoly waiver

Ahead of the next World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting on the landmark pandemic monopoly waiver proposal — the ‘TRIPS waiver’ — the international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) denounced the European Union (EU) and countries including the...

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Peru: COVID situation remains critical in the world’s worst-hit country

Peru, which in recent days has revised up the number of deaths from COVID-19, currently has the highest COVID-19 mortality rate in the world. The revelation comes as the country experiences a major gap in its access to vaccines and is still...

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COVID-19: MSF responds to revised proposal on TRIPS waiver submitted to WTO by sponsoring governments

Following US expression of support on 5 May, EU and other remaining opposing countries must urgently join global consensus The governments co-sponsoring the proposal to waive intellectual property on COVID-19 medical tools have just submitted a revised proposal to the World Trade...

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Year in Review 2020

The year 2020 was extremely challenging for people all over the world, as they experienced extraordinary levels of disease, loss, fear and isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. In many countries where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières...

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COVID-19 in India: Fighting misinformation on the frontlines

By Santosh Choure, Health Promotion Manager, Mumbai Mumbai is still seeing more than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 every day. People are scared and many of them don’t prefer to get tested even though they have symptoms, as they’re afraid...

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COVID-19 in India: “The situation is terrible, but the commitment of the staff is extraordinary

By Mabel Morales, MSF Medical Coordinator The situation in India and in Mumbai is very bad and critical. We’re providing medical support to one of the COVID-19 treatment centres here in Mumbai with 1,000 beds. There are many, many cases...

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COVID-19 in India: “We’re just not able to find enough nurses”

By Dilip Bhaskaran, Project Coordinator, Mumbai COVID-19 project We have been collaborating with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to co-manage dedicated Jumbo COVID-19 Care Centre in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). MCGM is doing a great job and we...

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It’s not only vaccines: Oxygen must be at the heart of the COVID-19 response

Brussels: In a briefing paper released today, titled “Gasping For Air”, the international medical humanitarian organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) highlights the importance of placing medical oxygen supply, not only vaccines and PPE, at the heart of a...

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COVID-19 in India: Tackling tuberculosis in the middle of coronavirus pandemic

By Aparna Iyer, Project Medical Referent, MSF Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Project in MumbaiMSF’s drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and HIV project is located in the M-East Ward, one of the TB high-burden areas in Mumbai. During the second wave, there was a high...

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