COVID-19 Project in Mons, Belgium

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF teams are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in over 70 countries worldwide.

Our COVID-19 response focuses on three main priorities:

•    supporting authorities to provide care for COVID-19 patients;
•    protecting people who are vulnerable and at risk;
•    and keeping essential medical services running.

Across our projects, MSF teams have been improving infection prevention and control measures to protect patients and staff, and prevent further spread of the new coronavirus. It is absolutely crucial to prevent health facilities from amplifying the pandemic or being forced to close their doors.

Scroll down to read the latest news and articles from our COVID projects.

*Source for global pandemic timeline information: Devex.com

Key concerns during COVID-19

We see this new coronavirus has crippled some of the most advanced health systems in the world. This has been in countries with a social safety net, where most people have access to running water and the space to self-isolate. Our greatest concern is for when the virus takes hold in places with more fragile health systems and no, or limited, basic safety net. Other concerns we have include:
Supplying oxygen to COVID-19 patients: Essential, and a huge challenge (EN)
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Supplying oxygen to COVID-19 patients: Essential, and a huge challenge

How do we supply oxygen to COVID-19 patients?

We cannot treat a person seriously ill with COVID-19 without oxygen. 80 per cent of people hospitalised because of COVID-19 need between three and 15 litres of oxygen per minute. For the 20 per cent who remain, the needs are more severe: more than 20 litres per minute.

Oxygen is therefore vital for them: without it they risk dying. But how do we give oxygen to our patients? What are the constraints of these various methods? And how do we put these systems in place in the countries where we work, particularly in a conflict context like Yemen?

 
COVID-19 response in Marawi
Philippines

Displaced communities in Marawi living with COVID-19 and ongoing uncertainty

Project Update 17 Jul 2020
 
MSF Mobile Team in retiry home in Brussels
Belgium

Left behind in the time of COVID-19

Report 17 Jul 2020
 
Yasin, 9 year-old boy in Moria
Greece

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

Project Update 16 Jul 2020
 
Laylan Camp: Kirkuk, Iraq
Iraq

Displaced people are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 in Iraq

Press Release 14 Jul 2020
 
Sheikh Zayed Hospital Sanaa – COVID19 – YEMEN
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

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

Press Release 9 Jul 2020
 
Increase in deaths Soyapango and San Salvador3
El Salvador

People are dying at home amid collapsing health system in El Salvador

Project Update 9 Jul 2020
 
Covid-19 Response
Cambodia

Innovation needed to respond to COVID-19 in Cambodia

Project Update 7 Jul 2020
 
woman in silhouette
Lebanon

COVID-19 and economic downfall reveal migrant workers’ mental health crisis in Lebanon

Report 3 Jul 2020
 
Ayilo MSF hospital, Adjumani
Women's health

Women and girls face greater dangers during COVID-19 pandemic

Project Update 2 Jul 2020
 
USA Covid-19 Response_Michigan_IPC Training
United States of America

MSF helping to curb COVID-19 in nursing homes in US

Project Update 23 Jun 2020
 
PPE kits arriving
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF opens 100-bed COVID-19 treatment centre in Bihar, India

Press Release 19 Jun 2020
 
Health team measure the blood pressure of an indigenous Warao woman in an isolation and observation center for people with mild cases of COVID-19.
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Brazil’s COVID-19 nightmare is far from under control

Project Update 17 Jun 2020
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