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.

 
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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
 
COVID-19 Response in Niger
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Facing multiple challenges in responding to COVID-19 in Niger

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

MSF opens two COVID-19 treatment centres in northeastern Mexico

Project Update 3 Jun 2020
 
Oxygen bottles in Yemen
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

“We have a lot of people that die quickly” of COVID-19 in Yemen

Project Update 2 Jun 2020
 
Venezuela: MSF opens COVID-19 centre in Caracas
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF opens COVID-19 centre in Venezuela

Project Update 29 May 2020
 
MSF Measles Intervention Bossangoa: Measles Hospital Ward
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Continuing essential medical services during COVID-19

Project Update 28 May 2020
 
Responding to COVID-19 in Ukraine
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Unregulated market for personal protective equipment puts lives at risk

Press Release 28 May 2020
 
MSF COVID-19 Response in Lebanon
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Offering extra protection against COVID-19 to Lebanon’s most vulnerable

Project Update 26 May 2020
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