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  1. Coronavirus explainer: What we know about COVID-19 so far

    Published: 31 Jan 20 | Updated: 03 Apr 20
    MSF has begun an initial response to the new coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). As of 16 February, there were 51,857 laboratory-confirmed cases worldwide.  

  2. COVID-19: “This pandemic requires solidarity”

    Published: 16 Mar 20 | Updated: 01 Apr 20
    So far, the new coronavirus disease has spread to more than 100 countries across the world. MSF medical director Clair Mills explains how we’re responding and why we must show solidarity in the fight against COVID-19.  ...

  3. COVID-19: What the coronavirus pandemic can teach us about universal healthcare

    Published: 20 Mar 20 | Updated: 03 Apr 20
      How are you supposed to wash your hands regularly if you have no running water or soap? How can you implement ‘social distancing’ if you live in a slum or a&n

  4. "Everybody here is working beyond their limits": Inside the COVID-19 response in Italy

    Published: 30 Mar 20 | Updated: 03 Apr 20
    MSF medical teams have joined the fight against COVID-19 as the new coronavirus disease spreads to more than 190 countries. Project coordinator Dr Chiara Lepora

  5. From Ebola to COVID-19: West Africa must learn from the past and protect vulnerable people

    Published: 31 Mar 20 | Updated: 21 Apr 20
    In late February, the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Africa. Today, the new coronavirus has spread to 42 out of 54 countries on the continent. Dr Dorian Job, MSF West Africa

  6. Syria: "COVID-19 adds another layer of complexity to an already catastrophic situation"

    Published: 02 Apr 20 | Updated: 03 Apr 20
    MSF teams continue to deliver lifesaving medical aid and relief items to displaced people in Northwest Syria, while also introducing COVID-19 prevention measures. With the first confirmed case in the country, the pandemic adds an extra ...

  7. MSF joins calls for UK government to prevent big pharma profiteering from COVID-19

    Published: 15 Apr 20 | Updated: 16 Apr 20
      A wide group of international aid and development organisations and academics has today urged the UK government to ensure that any COVID-19 vaccines developed with UK taxpayers’ money are produced ‘patent-free’ to pr...

  8. Seven things to know about the COVID-19 pandemic

    Published: 08 Apr 20 | Updated: 28 Apr 20
    MSF teams are responding to COVID-19 around the world while also working to keep our regular medical programmes running. Here are seven things you should know about the pandemic and what can be done to slow the spread of the virus. ...

  9. MSF supports centre providing COVID-19 care to homeless people in the UK

    Published: 27 Apr 20 | Updated: 05 May 20
    MSF has started providing medical assistance to some of the most vulnerable in the UK through a partnership between MSF UK and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. ...

  10. Bangladesh: Preparing for COVID-19 in the world’s largest refugee camp

    Published: 05 May 20 | Updated: 06 May 20
    Delivering healthcare against the backdrop of the world’s largest refugee camp is challenging on the best of days. But, for our team at Cox’s Bazar – home to a million Rohingya refugees – preparing for the arrival of the pandemic presents a herculean ...

  11. COVID-19: Pandemic pauses Liberia's only paediatric surgery programme

    Published: 20 Apr 20
    MSF has had to sharply curtail the movement of international staff due to travel restrictions imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Our work in Liberia has been greatly affected, with the temporary suspension of the country's only paediatric surger...

  12. Fighting COVID-19: MSF's response in pictures

    Published: 07 Apr 20 | Updated: 07 May 20
    As an emergency medical organisation, MSF has been fighting disease outbreaks for nearly 50 years. Our expert teams are now working on four continents as part of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

  13. Five tips for surviving lockdown from MSF staff

    Published: 06 May 20
    MSF staff share five important tips for adjusting to life in confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  14. “I want to help your country’s hospitals”: How COVID-19 should change our view of aid

    Published: 27 Apr 20 | Updated: 01 May 20
    MSF logistician Dan comes to terms with the impact of COVID-19 in the UK and Europe, reflecting on how the pandemic might change society’s view of international humanitarian aid.

  15. COVID-19: BBC Panorama investigates the squalid Greek refugee camps risking virus outbreak

    Published: 13 Mar 20 | Updated: 18 May 20
    The overcrowded and horrific living conditions in the hotspot camps on the Greek islands provide the perfect storm for a COVID-19 outbreak, warns Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF )today. As the first COVID-19 case has been ...

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