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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Project Update 23 Apr 2020
 
Intervention in Marche region
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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
 
Al Hole Camp - Eastern Al Hasakah Governorate
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Concerns mount over COVID-19 response in northeast Syria

Press Release 22 Apr 2020
 
Visitors pass by the COVID-19 pre-screening, Bamenda's St Mary Soledad Hospital
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF supports COVID-19 response in Cameroon

Project Update 16 Apr 2020
 
Palliative care to cancer patients in Bamako, Mali
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF working with Mali health authorities in treating COVID-19 patients in Bamako

Press Release 16 Apr 2020
 
MSF provides medical assistance in Covid+ centres in Paris and the suburbs
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“Access to medical care must be maintained for the most vulnerable” during COVID-19 pandemic

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