5-4 | 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.
4-17 | Since 22 March 2020, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been assisting health workers in a centre specialised in treating epidemic-prone diseases. Part of Bamako’s Centre Hospitalier Universitaire du Point G, the centre is now being used to provide medical care to patients infected with COVID-19. 15 patients have been treated so far, three of them in the intensive care unit. Six patients have since recovered from the disease and have been discharged.
4-5 | After more than a decade of armed conflict, outbreaks of severe malnutrition, malaria, measles and cholera, approximately 1.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno state now face the spectre of COVID-19.Many live in vastly overcrowded camps with poor water and sanitation facilities, limited supplies of hygiene essentials such as soap and water, and often no individual space at all.
3-4 | In 2018, an estimated 311,000 women died of cervical cancer. More than 85 per cent of those women lived in low- and middle-income countries. In the same year, 570,000 new cases were diagnosed.The inequality of cervical cancer is stark. In 42 countries it kills more women than any other cancer. Mortality is currently highest in Malawi, where Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders/MSF) has its most comprehensive programme, with Mali and Zimbabwe two more countries not far behind.Cervical cancer is preventable—and curable, if detected early.
8-1 | As the worst Ebola outbreak in DRC’s history approaches its second year, the number of new Ebola cases recorded each week is hovering near its highest levels since the beginning of the epidemic. In July, between 80 and 100 people were diagnosed with the disease every week. The outbreak is also continuing to spread geographically.