MSF’s Response to CoVid19: One Size Does Not Fit All
MSF was formed nearly 50 years ago to assist populations in crisis, and is now one of the world’s largest medical humanitarian organisations, with operations in nearly 70 countries. The CoVid19 pandemic has affected the whole world in different ways. MSF’s teams have had to review and adjust all their existing activities: ‘business as usual’ was not an option. Apart from continuing to respond to ongoing situations of conflict and violence, malnutrition, natural catastrophes, and diseases such as measles, malaria and HIV, they also had to quickly identify who is most affected by the pandemic and consider how to assist them. This included supporting the pandemic response in countries where MSF is not usually needed, such as France, the UK and the USA.
This session will describe how MSF is responding to the consequences of the pandemic in different locations worldwide.