More specifically, we are working to infection-proof four main hospitals in Kadamjay Rayon, not only through advice and training in line with robust infection prevention guidelines, but also by providing disinfectants and PPE for health staff. So far, the COVID-19 situation in northeastern Syria has notdeteriorated at the rate we initially feared. We also provide support and training on the triage system of the National Public Health Organization, which is responsible for COVID-19 triage and case management. MSF is working with local authorities in many of the countries where we have medical projects to help prepare for the impact of COVID-19. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. While the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases keeps rising (there were 4,485 as of July 18, according to the MoH), MSF remains committed to ensuring the continuity of care in our 13 projects and ensuring that all needed supplies and medications are available for both patients and staff. The objective is to decrease the risk of transmission of COVID-19 between individuals seeking care and the staff working there. We also engage on COVID-19 related health promotion/sensitization with local actors, health workers, and members of civil society organizations. Activities are currently on hold, but we remain willing and able to respond if asked. In preparation for a potential COVID-19 outbreak in the camp, MSF built four triage/isolation areas at each of its health clinics and completed preparation for a main isolation center at the MSF hospital, where suspected cases of COVID-19 will be referred. ‘I saw the need’: Doctors Without Borders fights COVID in Houston nursing homes By Emily Foxhall, Staff writer 9/10/2020 U.S. COVID-19 cases cross 11 million as pandemic intensifies On February 11, the World Health Organization named the disease caused by the new coronavirus: COVID-19. In the projects in Titao, Djibo, Kaya, and Barsalogho—not yet affected by COVID-19—we are following up on the epidemiological situation as concerns remain high with the number of displaced people in the northern, central, and eastern parts of the country. In Port Harcourt MSF continues to provide medical and psychological care for victims of sexual violence in. In Athens, we collaborate with the Third Clinic of Internal Medicine of Athens University by providing psychological support to frontline health workers and COVID-19 patients and their relatives. In Mosul, we have turned our post-operative care center into a temporary COVID-19 facility, where we works with local health authorities to facilitate the treatment of mild and moderate cases. This new coronavirus seems to target cells in the lungs, and possibly other cells in the respiratory system too. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. MSF works across the island in and around San Juan or travel to remote areas in the east (Humacao, Fajardo and Loíza), west (Arecibo and Utuado), south (Ponce and Yobucoa), and the third largest island, Vieques. In Timergara, an MSF team is screening more than 1,000 people every day for COVID-19 symptoms and providing consultations for suspected cases. The MSF Myanmar Facebook page has started an awareness and engagement campaign, focusing on the dissemination of COVID-19 prevention and health promotion messages, reaching 1.7 million clicks in the last month. We provided COVID-19-related trainings to medical staff in all project locations. Rehabilitation efforts for the isolation area in the MSF hospital continue despite the presence of COVID-19 patients under treatment. In Marawi a mobile information drive has been launched to communicate health promotion messaging to vulnerable populations. MSF supports the MoH in the response to COVID-19 in the Donetsk and Zhytomyr regions. Activities in N’Djamena also include support for surveillance, contact tracing, home-based care for patients with simple forms of COVID-19, and health promotion and community engagement across the capital, including with marginalized groups with limited access to health information such as nomadic people in the outskirts of the city. Kabul has surpassed Herat as the epicenter of the outbreak in Afghanistan, but little is known about the true scale of confirmed cases in other locations as testing capacity remains limited. Almost 200 health workers across Donetsk and Zhytomyr regions have already received training on the use of PPE, infection control, patient flows, and waste management. Some humanitarian crises make the headlines—others don’t. More than 23,000 residents of 1,093 nursing homes across Texas have tested positive for COVID-19. These measures include setting up additional washing points equipped with either chlorinated water or soap and reinforcing existing ones, training staff on triage and IPC, and identifying and establishing isolation areas or pre-screening areas for suspected COVID-19 patients. Immokalee, Florida, June 26, 2020—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has completed the handover of its COVID-19 testing and public health program for farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida, to the county health department and local organizations. From early May to early June, the 40-bed treatment center hospitalized 30 patients per day on average, of whom almost 20 percent were on oxygen therapy. MSF has completed its programs in Florida, New York, Michigan, and the Southwest. In Ibbgovernorate MSF supported the MoH in Al Sahul COVID-19 treatment center, which opened on June 11 and began receiving patients on June 13. On the island of Lesbos, MSF operates an inpatient medical unit near the Moria reception center for patients who present symptoms similar to COVID-19 and potential positive cases, with the aim of detecting cases, safely isolating patients, and monitoring the medical condition and treatment of mild cases. After reinforcing triage, isolation, protection equipment, and IPC capacity at the University Hospital Center and the Medical Centers with Surgical Antennas of Do and Dafra MSF decided to phase out all activities from July 15 to focus on displaced people in the northern part of the country. MSF assisted the MoH in the design of a facility for managing confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Malela. We are also supporting COVID-19 preparedness and prevention activities and inmate and visitor flow in Chichiri prison in Blantyre. In Kunduz, wound care clinic activities have been temporarily suspended, as have MSF activities in the small stabilization clinic in Chardara district, west of the city. After the initial steady increase of admissions at Drouillard, the number of hospitalized patients stabilized and has now sharply decreased in the last two weeks. Our HIV activities in Nsanje and Chiradzulu are scaling up to ensure the availability of ARV refills for patients in order to reduce the frequency of their visits to health centers and decongest health care facilities. In Malakal PoC, following the announcement of the confirmed case on June 23, UN agencies have implemented stringent measures and restrictions of movement from the PoC into the Humanitarian Hub. We are carrying out ongoing awareness activities on prevention measures in communities in an around Monrovia. As the number of cases continues to increase we are expanding the isolation ward to 24 beds. The claim: Doctors Without Borders is dispatching physicians to the US. We are also supporting the emergency medical service’s 24/7 call center and response teams in five communes of the city to strengthen the MoH’s response capacity. The international medical nonprofit Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) says that due to a lack of testing, the count is likely much higher. The teams implemented IPC measures and provided training sessions, including for health promotion, for both MoH and MSF staff and private caregivers. Cells infected by the virus will produce more virus particles, which can then spread to other people, for instance by coughing. We have donated food supplements to 100 vulnerable families. In Ebonyi state, MSF supports the MoH and Nigerian CDC in setting up the state’s first COVID-19 testing center. Additionally, a separate outdoor waiting area with shade protection will be built for people with suspected COVID-19, the first time such a triage approach will be implemented in NTP facilities. We have also issued a call to the Malaysian government to repeal a circular obliging public health facilities to report irregular migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers. MSF is supporting an existing fever clinic and scaling up capacity for the treatment of mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 in a newly built hospital of 1,100 beds. As MSF scales up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we … "I mean, this is an organization that typically covers true disasters and medical crises all … MSF, or Doctors Without Borders, presented a plan to assist the seven communities with about 5,000 inhabitants, adding in a statement that it had been invited to help by tribal leaders. MSF has visited several hospitals in Port-au-Prince that were forced to close their services, totally or partially, due to COVID-19, with the goal of assessing what support we can provide and to reduce the impact of the epidemic on other medical needs. Covid Chronicles, Vol. Social distancing is advised in places with community transmission of the virus. The team has visited several state hospitals, including the Ciudad Altamirano health center, Arcelia Community hospital, and the Teloloapan Community hospital, where we carry out trainings for health staff and provide support in setting up circuits for staff and patients. In Mumbai, MSF has scaled up COVID-19 training among staff working on drug-resistant tuberculosis (DRTB), HIV, and COVID-19 projects. MSF is carrying out health promotion in slum areas, distributing mask and soap distribution to TB and DRTB patients at high risk, patients on antiretroviral therapy for HIV, and street vendors. We support the Hôpital Général in triage, safer patient flow, and IPC, and set up a systematic triage service at Jamot Hospital. Across all our projects, we have worked on preventative measures like IPC, triage, and surveillance, and adapted our models of care to reduce the risk of infection for vulnerable patients while ensuring access to health care. They also conduct assessments and provide guidance and support to medical teams and positive patients in isolation sites. “We are now in an exponential situation," says Stephane Doyon, an operations manager for Doctors Without Borders, which last month opened a COVID-19 treatment center in Port-au-Prince. MSF has strengthened its ambulance services in areas that are difficult to reach due to violence in order to alleviate the workload of the emergency system that is dedicated to the transport of COVID-19 patients. MSF teams are in touch with the federal MoH and support the preparedness of a response including infection prevention control measures, setting up treatment center, trainings for MSF and MoH staff, health promotion, and basic logistics. Capacity is now up to 110 beds and on July 16 14 patients were hospitalized (two suspected cases and 41 confirmed). A malaria contingency plan is in place to ensure continuity of malaria treatment during the upcoming season and minimize the impact on the hospital. MSF is very concerned about the potential consequences in countries with weak or fragile health care systems. In Juba, MSF teams are carrying out community assessments and community engagement, as well as installation of handwashing points in several locations. These include countries whose health systems are fragile and where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have a long-standing presence, as well as regions such as Europe, where the capacities are more robust but where the epidemic is particularly virulent. MSF has also been helping local health facilities in Erbil and Dohuk with technical and logistical support and staff training on IPC. In both facilities MSF cares for mild and suspected cases and severe patients that need oxygen. In addition to the overall support and technical advice given to the national COVID-19 response mechanism, we continue COVID-19-related health promotion work and we are currently discussing how to support the MoH decentralization and community integration process by reinforcing surveillance and early detection of cases. Exhales droplets due to the COVID-19 outbreak in doctors without borders covid we suspended admissions to our COVID-19 Crisis Fund,... 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