By Ana de Lemos, Executive Director, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Brazil
Even for an organization like MSF, for which combating epidemics is a central task, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented challenge.
Over the past year, MSF has responded to the unceasing demand for medical supplies and human resources, continuing to work in the places where the needs are most urgent. In April 2020, we began our COVID-19 response in Brazil, as the needs of vulnerable communities quickly became clear. Since then, we have put in place our largest response since MSF began providing medical services in Brazil in the early 1990s.