3-30 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is putting its knowledge and experience in epidemic management at the service of Spanish society and the health authorities to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19."Managing the epidemic requires a humanitarian emergency mindset to seek out-of-the-box solutions to increasing case management capacity, reducing deaths and curbing contagion," says David Noguera, president of MSF Spain.
Iran – MSF “deeply surprised” as Iranian authorities put a stop to the organisation’s COVID-19 response programme
3-25 | Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is ready to deploy its emergency team and inflatable 50-bed facility elsewhere in Iran or to other countries where they are urgently needed. MSF expresses its incomprehension following today’s declarations by officials of the Iranian Ministry of Health stating that the approval for MSF’s intervention to manage severe COVID-19 cases in Isfahan has been rescinded.
3-23 | Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has sent a 50-bed inflatable treatment unit and an emergency team of nine people to Isfahan, the second worst affected province in Iran, to increase hospital capacity for treating the critically ill. MSF is in the process of setting up a treatment unit in Isfahan, Iran to treat patients critically ill with COVID-19. The 50-bed inflatable treatment unit has been shipped by air from MSF’s logistics hub in Bordeaux, France and is to be set up in the compound of Amin Hospital in
3-22 | The Covid-19 pandemic has already spread to more than 100 countries around the world. These include countries whose health systems are fragile and where MSF teams have a long-standing presence, as well as regions such as Europe, where the capacities are more robust but where the epidemic is particularly virulent. Travel restrictions generated by the outbreak also directly affect MSF's work around the world.What questions does MSF face in this context? Clair Mills, MSF’s medical director, explains the challenges.
3-16 | A case of COVID-19 coronavirus on Lesbos has sparked fresh fears for the health and safety of people trapped in camps on the Greek islands.With unhygienic, cramped living conditions, the threat of an outbreak among people is very real, yet there are no epidemic response plans in place.MSF is urging for the immediate evacuation of the migrants and asylum seekers in the camps in the Greek islands.