One year on: Still racing to respond to COVID-19 around the world

One year into the pandemic, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are still racing to respond to COVID-19—and to the severe disruptions to other essential health services. MSF teams responded to the spread of the novel coronavirus in the more than 70 countries where we have existing medical projects, and launched emergency responses in many others—including unprecedented operations in Europe and the United States.

Today, most COVID-19 activities have been integrated in our regular programs. However, we are maintaining some focused projects depending on the local needs. Teams have been caring for COVID-19 patients in treatment centers and hospitals, offering health education and mental health support, providing training for vital infection prevention and control measures in health facilities, and supporting response efforts by local authorities. A key priority is to keep our other lifesaving medical programs running amid this emergency.