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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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
 
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Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

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

Press Release 9 Jul 2020
 
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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
 
Ayilo MSF hospital, Adjumani
Women's health

Women and girls face greater dangers during COVID-19 pandemic

Project Update 2 Jul 2020
 
MSF supports the Ebola Transit Center in Bunia
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Six lessons learned as Ebola outbreak in northeastern DRC ends

Project Update 26 Jun 2020
 
Ebola outbreak - Bunia
DRC Ebola outbreaks

DRC's tenth Ebola outbreak

Crisis Update 25 Jun 2020
 
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United States of America

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

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