6-20 | As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise in India, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders opened a 100-bed temporary treatment centre for COVID-19 patients in Patna, the capital of Bihar state in the northeast of the country.The MSF COVID-19 treatment centre is housed in the remodelled Patliputra Sports Complex in Patna Indoor Stadium. Fully managed by MSF, it will initially provide medical care to patients with mild or moderate symptoms to support the isolation of confirmed COVID-19 cases, and reduce community spread.
6-18 | Every day now, between 15,000 and 30,000 Brazilians get infected with COVID-19 and hundreds of people are dying. The country has more than 870,000 cases and more than 43,000 deaths in total.The pandemic waves have moved from rich to poor, and from the coastal cities to the interior, threatening the most vulnerable and neglected – residents of slums and favelas, homeless people, and indigenous and riverside communities.
6-10 | With over five million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, many organisations—including Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)—are working tirelessly for everyone’s health and safety. With operations in more than 70 countries, the organisation is able to respond to communities affected by the pandemic. Here are a few ways MSF is doing that.
6-9 | COVID-19 has affected millions all over the world. Like many other organisations responding to the pandemic, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is faced with challenges—from the global shortage of PPEs to lack of transportation. Despite these obstacles, MSF finds ways to care for the most vulnerable: children, refugees, people living with HIV, high-risk groups, and more.
6-3 | A car drove up to the low, white building that is the Médecins Sans Frontières COVID-19 treatment centre in Aden. In it was a man of around 60 who was coughing and struggling for breath. He managed to heave himself into a wheelchair and then the team took him down to the intensive care unit to start giving him oxygen. Four hours later he was dead.