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?

 
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Escaping first Libya, and then coronavirus in Germany

Voices from the Field 15 Jun 2020
 
MSF Tegucigalpa’s COVID-19 care centre
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Caring for COVID-19 patients in Tegucigalpa

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COVID-19: Khayelitsha Field Hospital
South Africa

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Project Update 12 Jun 2020
 
Emergency intervention for storm Amanda in San Salvador
El Salvador

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Project Update 11 Jun 2020
 
MSF medics at the London COVID Care Centre
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MSF support to London COVID-19 care centre ends

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MSF COVID-19 Response in Lebanon
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

“COVID-19 has brought suffering to people everywhere, but its impact is not shared equally”

Speech 10 Jun 2020
 
Access to HealthCare in Saada and Amran governorates
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

“COVID-19 has made the health system's collapse complete” in Yemen

Project Update 10 Jun 2020
 
Drouillard COVID-19 Hospital Opening
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 cases in Haiti spike dramatically as MSF opens treatment centre

Project Update 5 Jun 2020
 
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Burkina Faso

Out of sight, people suffer from rise in violence in eastern Burkina Faso

Op-Ed 5 Jun 2020
 
COVID-19 Response in Niger
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Facing multiple challenges in responding to COVID-19 in Niger

Project Update 3 Jun 2020
 
Covid unit at G point hospital
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Any future COVID-19 vaccines must be sold at cost and accessible to all

Press Release 3 Jun 2020
 
MSF installed a treatment center for COVID-19 in Tamauilpas.
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

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