MSF teams around the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, in both countries where we've previously worked, and those we haven't had to work in before. Here are our teams at work in pictures.

Find out how we're responding to the COVID-19 crisis around the world.

BANGLADESH — Nazrul Islam, medical assistant and Mahabuba Khatun, nurse aid, triage a patient at MSF’s Jamtoli primary healthcare clinic in the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps. April 2020 © Daniella Ritzau-Reid/MSF

 

HONG KONG — An MSF health promoter conducts a health education session with elderly in Hong Kong on the importance of infection prevention measures. During the session, we also answered their questions on COVID-19 to help address some of their fears and concerns. © MSF


BELGIUM — Julie (left), a former MSF field nurse and now volunteering with MSF, and Houria, an MSF health promoter, get dressed in protective equipment before entering into the patient area of the COVID-19 treatment facility for vulnerable people in the Tour & Taxis area of Brussels. May 2020 © Albert Masias/MSF


SWITZERLAND — MSF staff meet beneficiaries of a local food distribution caravan for vulnerable people in Geneva, and survey them anonymously about their needs. May 2020 © Nora Teylouni/MSF


SOUTH AFRICA — An MSF health worker prepares to swab a patient for a coronavirus test during a mass COVID-19 screening and testing event held in Johannesburg. May 2020 © Tadeu Andre/MSF


GUINEA — MSF health workers carefully disinfect and remove personal protective equipment after taking care of patients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at the Nongo Epidemic Treatment Centre. April 2020 © MSF


KENYA — Faith Njeri Kariuki, an emergency medical technician at MSF's medical care and trauma room centre, Lavender House - checking the vitals of a patient. May 2020 © Paul Odongo/MSF


UKRAINE — An MSF mobile team collects samples from healthcare workers to test for COVID-19, at Krasnohorivka hospital, in eastern Ukraine. May 2020 © Karenina Stepanina/MSF

 

BELGIUM — People who are at risk of social exclusion risk — those who are homeless, migrants and asylum seekers — line up to receive food and hygiene kits distributed by MSF, the Belgian Red Cross and local organisation Plateforme Citoyenne. MSF teams are supporting the distribution and a health promotion team raises awareness about hygiene and water and sanitation measures. April 2020 © Albert Masias/MSF


TANZANIA — Tumaini Kombe, an MSF health promoter in Nduta refugee camp in north-western Tanzania, shows Burundian refugee residents in the camp how to cough into the elbow crook, as a means of preventive measures against COVID-19. April 2020 © MSF

 

SWITZERLAND — MSF nurse Kathrine Zimmerman (far right), who was seconded to the intensive care unit of the University hospital of Geneva, assists a group of nurses and doctors turn a patient with COVID-19 on her stomach to clear the lungs so she can breathe better. April 2020 © Nora Teylouni/MSF

 

LIBERIA — An MSF staff member hands out soap and information leaflets on how to prevent COVID-19 to households in Logan Town, near the capital city, Monrovia. April 2020 © Ruud Van Der Linden/MSF

 

UNITED STATES — Staff members wait for the first visitors on opening day of MSF's shower trailer in Manhattan. MSF is offering free warm showers to the homeless and other people who currently lack access to hygiene facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. April 2020 © Michelle Mays/MSF


MEXICO — An MSF doctor provides a consultation in a mobile clinic to a woman living in an informal camp for  migrants and asylum seekers in Matamoros. April 2020 © Arlette Blanco/MSF


FRANCE — An MSF nurse assesses a local woman for a possible case of coronavirus at a support centre in north Marseille, where there is a lack of testing and referral centres. April 2020 © Clement Mahoudeau/MSF

 

ITALY — An MSF staff member shares a thumbs up with the resident of a nursing home in the country's central eastern Marche region, where our staff are providing medical care and implementing infection prevention and control measures. April 2020 © Vincenzo Livieri/MSF


SOUTH SUDAN — Water and sanitation coordinator Adrien Mahama illustrates the correct use of masks during an infection prevention and control training for the staff of the Al-Sabah hospital in Juba. MSF is conducting training to support the Ministry of Health in preparation for the arrival of COVID-19 patients. April 2020 © Gabrielle Francois Casini/MSF


SPAIN — A hospital orderly moves furniture in a temporary hospital to treat people with COVID-19 set up by MSF staff on the outskirts of Madrid. March 2020 © Olmo Calvo/MSF


FRANCE — Vulnerable people living in the streets of Paris, such as migrants and the homeless, were evacuated from a camp in Aubervilliers near Paris, where they were living in precarious conditions. They were dispatched on various emergency shelters located in Paris and Ile de France. March 2020 © Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF


ITALY — Gennaro, an MSF water and sanitation specialist, adjusts his goggles before entering into a ward treating people with COVID-19. His key job, at a hospital in Italy's northern Lodi province, is to protect hospital staff from being infected with the virus. April 2020 © Davide Arcuri


SPAIN — Two MSF staff disinfect beds in a nursing home for elderly residents in the Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes Residence in El Royo. MSF is accompanying volunteers from the fire brigade to disinfect spaces, establish staff and resident flow, and transfer patients from nursing homes and residences for the elderly throughout the Castilla y León region. April 2020 © Olmo Calvo/MSF


BRAZIL — MSF doctor Ana Letícia Nery, coordinates MSF's COVID-19 response activities in São Paulo. MSF teams are working with homeless people, providing medical consultations for screening and detection of people with suspected cases of COVID-19, and referring patients in more serious conditions to hospitals. April 2020 © Andre Francois/MSF


ITALY — MSF anaesthetist Stefano (right) works to intubate a patient with COVID-19 in Lodi hospital. MSF has staff — including medical staff, logisticians and water and sanitation experts — working in three hospitals in the country's northern Lombardy region. April 2020 © Davide Arcuri


PAKISTAN — An MSF health promoter advises people to keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres between each other and to wash their hands at the handwashing points as they enter Timergara DHQ hospital, in Lower Dir district. MSF staff installed a COVID-19 screening point at the entrance to the hospital, in Pakistan's north, through which about 1,000 people pass every day. April 2020 © Nasir Ghafoor


BELGIUM — An MSF logistician walks down the centre of an accommodation structure MSF has built in Brussels. The centre, which can accommodate up to 150 vulnerable people - including homeless and undocumented migrants - is to allow people to isolate and receive medical care. March 2020 © Pablo Garrigos/MSF


FRANCE — MSF nurse Charline Vincent examines a man in MSF's mobile clinic, set up to provide medical care for homeless people, who are particularly vulnerable to the new coronavirus. MSF is providing a series of mobile clinics across Paris and the surrounding suburbs to assess vulnerable people's health and identify people with suspected COVID-19 cases. March 2020 © Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF


IRAQ — An MSF staff member explains how to properly put on a surgical mask to medical staff from the Iraqi Ministry of Health. An MSF team is providing hospital staff from the Ibn Al-Khateeb hospital in Baghdad with technical support on infection prevention and control, and triage of COVID-19 patients. April 2020 © MSF


SPAIN — An elderly man watches as an MSF staff member disinfects his room in the Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes nursing home residence in El Royo. MSF is accompanying volunteers from the fire brigade to disinfect spaces, establish staff and resident flow, and transfer patients from nursing homes and residences for the elderly throughout the Castilla y León region. April 2020 © Olmo Calvo/MSF


PAKISTAN — MSF nurse Sajjad takes a rest between testing people for the new coronavirus. MSF set up a COVID-19 screening area at Timergara DHQ hospital in Lower Dir district. April 2020 © Nasir Ghafoor


CAMEROON — A woman stops outside the COVID-19 pre-screening tent MSF teams have set up at the entrance of Bamenda's St Mary Soledad hospital in the country's North West region. MSF is screening people for the new coronavirus and providing information on infection prevention and control to hospital staff. April 2020 © Freida Nemkul/MSF


FRANCE — An MSF staff member stands outside a medical care tent MSF teams set up at Reims University hospital, to temporarily increase the number of intensive care beds available at the hospital to treat people with COVID-19. April 2020 © Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF


BRAZIL — An MSF medical doctor evaluates a woman during a mobile clinic to screen homeless people in shelters in downtown São Paulo for the new coronavirus and to provide health promotion advice. MSF teams are working with homeless people, providing medical consultations for screening and detection of people with suspected cases of COVID-19, and referring patients in more serious conditions to hospitals. April 2020 © Andre Francois/MSF

 

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