4-25 | The COVID-19 pandemic cannot be said to have gone unnoticed as it crashes around the globe. But in the places it has hit hardest, the virus has made its way silently into all corners of society’s fabric. And it has taken one of the heaviest tolls in residential homes for elderly people, who need a very special level of care.
4-23 | Picture being forced to flee your home as armed conflict ravages your once relatively peaceful country.Last year’s harvests were poor and you’re already weak and vulnerable – but the annual food shortage season is still to come.It’s nearly impossible to see a doctor, with health centres closing due to the ongoing insecurity, and now there’s a deadly and highly contagious virus sweeping the world and crippling even the most advanced health systems.
4-21 | MSF is concerned about the spread of COVID-19 in Sudan and how it could affect the capacity of the health system, including the impact the disease could have on vulnerable people. We are particularly worried about immunosuppressed patients, people with other diseases and communities living in congested and precarious settings like refugees, internally displaced people and migrants.
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.