4-18 | In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Cameroon has emerged with one of the highest numbers of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa. Since the first person was confirmed with the disease at the beginning of March, the number of infections has risen fast, reaching over 850 confirmed cases by mid-April.
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.
4-15 | Recent days have seen a significant rise in the number of patients with COVID-19 in Iraq, with over 1,000 infections and 60 confirmed deaths, according to the Iraq Ministry of Health (MOH). Since the virus has started to spread across the country, the capital, Baghdad, has reported the most cases and deaths.MSF teams assisting hospitals in BaghdadOn 1 April 2020, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began supporting Baghdad’s Ibn al-Khatib hospital, one of three designated by the MOH to treat patients with COVID-19 in the city.
4-13 | After the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Yemen on 10 April, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for the authorities in Yemen to urgently allow the entrance of supplies and humanitarian staff to the country in order to facilitate a response to the disease.While the different authorities in Yemen have taken some steps to plan for a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, five years of war means that the health system has collapsed, making an effective response to the disease almost impossible with the existing resources in the country.
4-10 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched activities in Lebanon to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, aiming at increasing access to healthcare for vulnerable communities.Safeguarding regular medical programmesMSF intends to keep most of its regular medical programs running, while adapting them to the current situation by promptly strengthening infection prevention and control measures across its activities. The medical needs of the communities we serve cannot be put on hold.