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.
Living conditions in Malakal Protection of Civilians site
The rainy season started and made the living conditions very difficult for the displaced people in one of the most crowded Protection of Civilians (PoC) in South Sudan. In some areas, the density in this camp is around 9 square meters per person, which is highly below the UN standards (30). People are facing health risks such malaria and cholera due to the lack of good draining infrastructures. 32,000 people are currently living in this PoC that faced on of the most violent episodes in the South Sudanese civil war.