In cooperation with a team of the Basque health authorities in Spain we are treating severely ill patients in the hospitals of Tarapoto, Huánuco and Tingo María while also providing support to primary health centres in the provinces of Datem de Marañón and Condorcanqui through donations and training. On June 1 we opened both of our noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) clinics in Irbid and Ramtha, providing NCD medication and medical consultation face-to-face for unstable patients who require follow-up while maintaining IPC measures. We have also developed quarantine procedures for those who develop symptoms to ensure that our staff can continue to safely treat patients. The Bombali COVID-19 treatment center in Makeni Regional Hospital is operational, with MSF providing logistical support for the initial setup. In Mexico City, the CAI (a specialized center for people who have suffered torture or extreme violence) continues to integrate new cases referred by our partners from Mexico City, in addition to the patients who were already following the program before the pandemic began. In Siblin, in southern Lebanon, MSF is runs the medical services of the UNRWA’s Siblin Isolation Site. We provided COVID-19-related trainings to medical staff in all project locations. MSF will be collaborating closely with community health workers who are working in Thompson Bay and are known to the community. Additionally, more than 50 health care workers have been trained IPC and triage related to COVID-19 in six health facilities (both MoH-supported and private clinics). In Kandahar, our team is supporting both the provincial TB center and the MSF TB center, and isolation units have been set up for the admission and treatment of DR-TB patients who are COVID-19 positive or suspected. In the projects in Titao, Djibo, Kaya, and Barsalogho—not yet affected by COVID-19—we are following up on the epidemiological situation as concerns remain high with the number of displaced people in the northern, central, and eastern parts of the country. A key priority is to keep our regular medical programs running for the tens of thousands of patients and extremely vulnerable communities we help support. Currently, we have 10 beds with the possibility to connect 10 oxygen concentrators, and are in the process of constructing an additional 50 beds, with options to scale up to 100 if needed. Our HIV program as well as mental health activities have been adapted to reduce the frequency of patients’ visits by increasing ARV and mental health treatment supplies. In Delhi, MSF continues to run the Umeed Ki Kiran (UKK) clinic providing comprehensive medical and psychosocial care to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in the Jahangirpuri neighborhood, a major hotspot for COVID-19. We also reorganized patient flow and implemented pre-screening, triage, waiting, and consultation areas. We have strengthened IPC measures in these facilities and equipped MSF staff with the needed protective equipment. The teams implemented IPC measures and provided training sessions, including for health promotion, for both MoH and MSF staff and private caregivers. The activity book helps explain the newly discovered coronavirus and how to protect from the disease with activities ranging from crossword puzzles and mazes. Dr. Craig Spencer is a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) board member and aid worker. In Guerrero, MSF teams resumed mobile clinics providing primary health care and psychosocial support to victims of violence. MSF is the sole health care provider in Nduta refugee camp, which hosts 75,000 Burundian refugees. By the end of July all COVID-19 related activities will be handed over to the MoH. We also provide psychological support through phone hotlines to residents of Mariinka and Volnovakha Rayons. Following a consultation with the community and authorities we handed over our COVID-19 activities in Hassekeh National Hospital, including the isolation ward, to local health authorities. As of Sunday, the country’s most populous reservation had logged at least 100 deaths due to the coronavirus and 3,122 infections among its nearly 174,000 people . Avoid crowded places and large gatherings, and generally keep some physical distance between you and other people. MSF is supporting the MoH in training health care workers in IPC measures as well as pre-triage, triage, screening, and isolation for people with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 in all structures where we work. Ongoing support related to routine vaccinations continues in Kobane. Our teams are responding to the coronavirus emergency on multiple fronts—caring for patients, offering health education and mental health support, and providing training for vital infection control measures in health facilities around the world. Emergency response: Doctors Without Borders urges government to send medics to Covid-19 hotspots By Estelle Ellis • 10 December 2020 A Covid-19 patient in Livingstone Hospital in Nelson Mandela Bay. MSF teams across Sudan are conducting health promotion and awareness sessions with patients and the local community or at non-MSF primary health care centers. Our teams have concluded technical and infrastructure assistance to health facilities in three other districts of the capital (Baskuy, Sig-Noghin, and Pissy). MSF has added isolation wards to all of our medical facilities in Cox’s Bazar and is preparing two dedicated COVID-19 treatment centers. At the Hospital Perez de León II in Petare, MSF teams have begun rehabilitating infrastructure, adapting patient flow, establishing IPC measures, and training staff. ‘I saw the need’: Doctors Without Borders fights COVID in Houston nursing homes By Emily Foxhall, Staff writer 9/10/2020 U.S. COVID-19 cases cross 11 million as pandemic intensifies In Aden, MSF was running COVID-19 treatment centers at Al Amal and Al Gamhuriah hospitals. The current global COVID-19 pandemic threatens to overwhelm even the most advanced health systems and places vulnerable people around the world at particular risk. In Bamako, MSF supports the MoH’s 100-bed COVID-19 treatment unit within the grounds of the hospital where it runs its oncology program (“Point G” hospital). We have provided training and preparedness measures in Al Hassakeh National Hospital and Al Hol camp, including creating a 48-bed isolation ward, introducing surveillance measures, case identification and management, and patient flow and triage processes, along with IPC and training on PPE. In Pulka the MSF-run hospital continues to provide comprehensive primary and secondary health care, community engagement activities (including health promotion and education on COVID-19), outpatient care, and vaccinations. MSF is very concerned about the potential consequences in countries with weak or fragile health care systems. In Tumaco we are carrying out medical and mental health activities in the city’s two public hospitals. We are an international medical humanitarian organisation. A health sensitization intervention in Thompson Bay Slum area in Freetown will start mid-July, focusing on disseminating COVID-19 prevention messages and other basic health messages as the pandemic has resulted in a drop in regular consultations. At the Sheikh Zayyed Hospital, where we were already providing training and donations, we have now started triage, an inpatient department (20 beds, expandable) and an intensive care unit (6 beds, expandable). Support for COVID-19-related needs in MSF’s project for people living in the streets in Brussels continues. Our teams have implemented COVID-19 preparedness measures in all our projects in the regions of Zinder (Zinder and Magaria), Maradi (Maradi and Madarounfa), Agadez, and Diffa. We continue trainings and health education sessions on infection prevention, case management, and proper use of PPE for staff and patients and caretakers. We are an international medical humanitarian organisation. Doctors Without Borders Drexel COVID-19 Fundraiser A campaign by Doctors Without Borders/MSF Drexel Chapter April 13, 2020 Donate Now. Across all our projects, we have worked on preventative measures like IPC, triage, and surveillance, and adapted our models of care to reduce the risk of infection for vulnerable patients while ensuring access to health care. We will help develop triage questions, improve patient flow, and offer health promotion for individuals awaiting their examination. So far, the COVID-19 situation in northeastern Syria has notdeteriorated at the rate we initially feared. Our pediatric hospital in Monrovia (BJH) has been adapted with IPC measures. The logistics team is also speeding up the construction of a new TB Hospital. Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) is calling for volunteers to create mobile teams to help deal with the Covid-19 pandemic in elderly care homes in … Doctors Without Borders (MSF) sent a team and temporary hospital unit to Iran on March 22, only to have the regime spread claims that it was spying and try to expel the aid from the country. These activities are being handed over to local authorities and MSF will end its intervention at the end of September. In Dora, a northern suburb of Beirut, MSF launched a medical helpline to provide medical support and assistance to migrant communities. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) treats people where the need is greatest. These include countries whose health systems are fragile and where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have a long-standing presence, as well as regions such as Europe, where the capacities are more robust but where the epidemic is particularly virulent. COVID-19 Brazil bars Doctors Without Borders Covid-19 help to indigenous villages. The teams also conduct sessions with women’s groups, youth groups, watch groups, and sheikhs in the camp. The preliminary results are being shared with partner organisations and health authorities. In Baghdad, MSF supports two hospitals run by the MoH (Ibn Al Khateeb & Al Kindi) with IPC support and other services and treats COVID-19 patients. Health Promotion on infection prevention is also given to all patients and caretakers at the facilities in Arabic, Oromo, and Amharic. We are ready to increase support to the national MoH and district authorities for contact tracing and testing.