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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Despite all the preventive measures taken... expectations are bleak. Ayla Emmink, doctor in South Sudan responding to COVID-19

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MSF Measles Intervention Baboua: Twins Elisabeth and Sophie
Measles

Measles is a steady, silent killer among COVID-19

Project Update 5 May 2020
 
Cholera vaccination in Kyangwali
Vaccination

Overcoming barriers so vaccines can save lives

Project Update 29 Apr 2020
 
MSF Mobile Team in retiry home in Brussels
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Why protecting and supporting staff in care homes during COVID-19 is so vital

Voices from the Field 24 Apr 2020
 
MSF intervention in care homes
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Out of view, but not out of mind: MSF's response to COVID-19 in care homes

Project Update 24 Apr 2020
 
New York City COVID-19 Response
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Vulnerable communities in the US in urgent need of protection from COVID-19

Project Update 24 Apr 2020
 
Beni ebola treatment center
DRC Ebola outbreaks

New Ebola cases confirmed in DRC days before expected end of outbreak

Project Update 23 Apr 2020
 
Intervention in Marche region
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

A race against the pandemic – MSF COVID-19 crisis update

Crisis Update 23 Apr 2020
 
MSF Covid-19 Response in Pakistan
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF launches a COVID-19 emergency response in Timergara, Pakistan

Project Update 22 Apr 2020
 
COVID-19 São Paulo, Brazil
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF provides care to vulnerable people during COVID-19 response in Brazil

Project Update 22 Apr 2020
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