4-10 | Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is extremely concerned about the situation for elderly people during the COVID-19 outbreak in Spain. The international medical humanitarian organisation is calling on the Spanish health authorities to ensure that care for elderly patients is compassionate and that dignified farewells are facilitated between patients and families both in their final hours and after they have died. This should be done while always maintaining due respect for distance and protection measures, as well as limiting the number of those present.
4-7 | Everyone is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the impact may be felt by some more than others. In addition to the elderly and those with underlying conditions, there are other populations who are also vulnerable.
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.
4-4 | As part of the medical response to COVID-19 that continues to spread across France, last week MSF teams began providing medical care to vulnerable people confined in emergency shelters or still living on the streets or in makeshift camps in Paris and the suburbs.
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.