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.
3-30 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has expanded activities in response to COVID-19 in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France, Norway, Greece and Belgium. Helping the Elderly Elderly people are among the most vulnerable to severe infection from COVID-19. In Italy, Belgium and Spain, we have extended activities to support nursing homes for the elderly.
3-27 | Rationing because of high prices and insufficient supply will prolong pandemic Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) called for no patents or profiteering on drugs, tests, or vaccines used for the COVID-19 pandemic, and for governments to prepare to suspend and override patents and take other measures, such as price controls, to ensure availability, reduce prices and save more lives. Already, Canada, Chile, Ecuador and Germany have taken steps to make it easier to override patents by issuing ‘co
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Ministry of Health stating that the approval for MSF’s intervention to manage severe COVID-19 cases in Isfahan has been rescinded.
3-24 | MSF started activities in response to COVID-19 in France, focusing on vulnerable people living in the streets, such as migrants. On March 24th, 700 people were evacuated from a vacant lot 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. MSF teams are deployed in some of these shelters to evaluate their health and identify potential COVID-19 cases. The Paris Regional Health Authority is struggling and has asked MSF for help.