MSF responds to typhoid outbreak in Harare.

Epidemics and pandemics

Millions of people still die each year from infectious diseases that are preventable or can be treated.

Outbreaks of cholera, measles and yellow fever can spread rapidly and be fatal. Malaria is endemic in more than 100 countries. Millions are living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Viral hemorrhagic diseases such as Ebola or Marburg are rarer, but are potentially fatal.

The people at highest risk are mainly living in poverty or in areas of great instability, such as in armed conflict or during mass displacement, where living conditions are precarious, access to healthcare is limited, and vaccination coverage is low.

Reacting swiftly once an outbreak is identified will ensure that the number of people at risk is quickly reduced, and can significantly impact the number of people falling ill and those dying. Engaging in advocacy to support access to treatment, as in the case of HIV/AIDS and TB, is crucial in pushing for effective responses.

MSF teams all over the world are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

 
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Malaria peak in Batangafo
Central African Republic

In times of COVID-19, malaria remains the number one killer of children in CAR

Project Update 15 Sep 2020
 
Ebola response in Mangina
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Crisis update - September 2020

Crisis Update 4 Sep 2020
 
Ebola outbreak in DRC's Equateur province
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Responding to new Ebola outbreak in Équateur province

Project Update 4 Sep 2020
 
Covid-19 in Amazon region
Brazil

Chasing COVID-19 in the Brazilian Amazon

Exposure.co 4 Aug 2020
 
Lesbos MSF forced to close Covid 19 facility
Greece

MSF forced to close COVID-19 centre on Lesbos

Press Release 30 Jul 2020
 
COVID-19, Ayderkan
Kyrgyzstan

In remote Kyrgyzstan, COVID-19 puts a strain on the health system

Project Update 22 Jul 2020
 
COVID-19 Prevention in Northwest Syria
Syria

COVID-19 provokes fears over further health system decline in northwestern Syria

Project Update 21 Jul 2020
 
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
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