There is not enough clean water or hygiene provisions for people to continually wash their hands
More must be done to protect an already vulnerable population, both for this pandemic and for other threats in the future
Millions in Borno State remain extremely vulnerable to malaria, water-borne diseases, malnutrition and now, COVID-19
If MSF can add any value in a situation like this, it’s our experience of operating as an organisation where our entire way of working is built around emergencies and outbreaks.
MSF calls for no patents or profiteering on drugs, tests, or vaccines used for the COVID-19 pandemic, and for governments to prepare to suspend and override patents and take other measures, such as price controls, to ensure availability, reduce prices and save more lives.
Our teams have been working for the past 15 days to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic recently declared in Côte d'Ivoire