Knock-on effect COVID_Caracas Venezuela


In Venezuela, political and economic crisis has left the country’s healthcare system in tatters, with many hospitals lacking even basic supplies.

Across the country, MSF teams rehabilitate hospitals and health posts, distributing medical supplies to facilities and patients, rebuilding water and sanitation systems, and training staff.

We also offer general healthcare – including vaccinations and sexual and reproductive services – to people in Anzoátegui state and in Caracas, the capital.

Between March and November 2020, we also responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing treatment to patients in Ana Francisca Pérez de León II hospital, in Caracas; following restrictions, we were forced to withdraw in November.

In 2019
MSF withdraws from the Pérez de León II hospital in Petare (Caracas)
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Staff entry restrictions force MSF to withdraw from COVID-19 response in Venezuela hospital

Press Release 24 Nov 2020
Tachira medical staff

MSF teams improve conditions for Venezuelan returnees in quarantine centres

Project Update 13 Oct 2020
Sucre: Malaria treatment at San Vicente clinic

MSF helps fight against malaria in Venezuela’s Sucre state

Project Update 29 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
Venezuelan migrants in Arauca

Venezuelan migrants at a crossroads on the Colombian border

Project Update 6 Feb 2020
Fighting malaria and a failing health system in Bolivar

Fighting malaria and a failing health system in Bolivar

Project Update 17 Jan 2020