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.
Emergency Room in Syrian besieged area
This video shows a busy ER in a hospital in one of the besieged areas near Damascus. In the besieged parts of the East Ghouta rural area near Damascus, Syria, intense bombing has been continuing for weeks, on an almost daily basis, and is still ongoing. MSF has established a programme of supporting Syrian medics in areas where MSF cannot directly set up activities. These are makeshift hospitals and health centres where no MSF staff are present, and MSF provides both material support and distance training support to help the hospitals cope with extreme medical needs.