Covid-19 in Amazon region

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 haemorrhagic diseases such as Ebola or Marburg are rarer, but are potentially fatal. The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually every country on earth, infecting tens of millions of people and resulting in the death of over a million more.

The people at highest risk are mainly those 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.

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

 
Baby Nubia Is Released From MSF Clinic in Conakry
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Killer Diseases

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Mundri Emergency Room, Primary Healthcare Centre
Despite all the preventive measures taken... expectations are bleak. Ayla Emmink, doctor in South Sudan responding to COVID-19

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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
 
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
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