COVID-19 Project in Mons, Belgium

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF teams are racing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in over 70 countries, including opening projects in new countries as they become pandemic hotspots.

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.

Health systems worldwide are urgently in need of personal protective equipment – which face shortages of crucial items such as masks and aprons – so that essential medical services can stay open.

Having access to protective equipment, to COVID-19 tests, to oxygen and to drugs for supportive care, becomes more and more urgent as COVID-19 spreads in countries with little access to these tools.

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:
 
COVID-19 Prevention in Northwest Syria
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Northwest Syria will “struggle to cope in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic”

Voices from the Field 14 Apr 2020
 
IPC training in Ibn El-Khateeb Hospital, Baghdad
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF supports Iraqi hospitals responding to COVID-19

Project Update 14 Apr 2020
 
Medical activities in Hodeidah, Al Salakhana  hospital
Yemen

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

Press Release 10 Apr 2020
 
MSF Intervention in Alcalá de Henares
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Spain must urgently improve the care of elderly in COVID-19 response

Press Release 9 Apr 2020
 
COVID-19 training in Lebanon
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF responds to COVID-19 in Lebanon

Project Update 9 Apr 2020
 
Coronavirus: MSF's mobile clinic for vulnerable groups
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Ensuring medical care for vulnerable people in and around Paris as COVID-19 spreads

Project Update 3 Apr 2020
 
Borno State – Gwoza
Nigeria

Other diseases will not relent in Borno state during COVID-19 pandemic

Project Update 3 Apr 2020
 
COVID-19 Project in Brussels, Belgium
Belgium

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

Project Update 3 Apr 2020
 
COVID-19 Prevention in Northwest Syria
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

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

Voices from the Field 2 Apr 2020
 
Dr. Claudia Lodesani
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

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

Interview 31 Mar 2020
 
MSF starts COVID-19 coronavirus activities in France
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF steps up COVID-19 response in Europe

Press Release 30 Mar 2020
 
MSF Intervention in Alcalá de Henares
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

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

Press Release 27 Mar 2020
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