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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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Access to medicines: MSF applauds US’ leadership on waiving IP for COVID-19 vaccines

NEW YORK — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontierès (MSF) applauds the Biden-Harris Administration’s decision to support waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines. Doing so will increase sufficient and timely access to these lifesaving medical tools as COVID-19 continues to ravage countries across the...

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COVID-19 in India: “It’s changed me as a person and as a doctor”

By Dr Gautam Harigovind, Medical Activity Manager, COVID-19 project, Mumbai Picture a thousand-bed hospital. There are 28 wards, as well as the emergency, casualty and triage areas. It’s a makeshift hospital in a huge metal tent. Walking into it the...

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Four questions on India’s second wave of COVID-19

The second wave of COVID-19 in India has been devastating, with a catastrophic rise in the numbers of new infections in recent weeks. The country has now recorded over 18.7 million cases and over 208,000 deaths [1]. The outbreak of the...

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Responding to COVID-19: Global Accountability Report 3 – September to December 2020

Over the course of 2020, COVID-19 thrust the world into a severe global health crisis. The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 put a tremendous strain on healthcare systems in low- and high-resource settings alike, as large numbers of patients with potentially life-threatening...

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MSF resumes activities in response to India’s COVID-19 second wave

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is restarting emergency response amid a surging second wave of COVID-19 in Mumbai in Maharashtra. The city is very densely populated and the poor and dilapidated hygiene conditions are a triple trigger for the...

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Brazil: Failed COVID-19 response drives Brazil to humanitarian catastrophe

More than 12 months into Brazil’s COVID-19 emergency, there is still no effective, centralised and coordinated public health response to the outbreak. The lack of political will to adequately respond to the pandemic is killing Brazilians in their thousands. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)...

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Yemen: COVID-19 support desperately needed as second wave overwhelms the country

ADEN – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is seeing a dramatic influx of critically ill COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalisation in Aden, Yemen and many other parts of the country. “We are urging all medical humanitarian organisations already present in Yemen to rapidly scale up...

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Palestine: Vaccines urgently needed as Palestine struggles under surge of COVID-19

Since February, another heavy wave of COVID-19 has swept through the West Bank, Palestine. Over 20,000 patients are currently being treated for the new coronavirus, adding further pressure to an already fragile healthcare system, and leaving medical staff struggling to provide adequate care. Both...

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