Argentina

OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE IN ARGENTINA

In Argentina, MSF is offering technical support and advice to a range of health authorities. This has included the design of protocols and patient flow alongside implementation of infection prevention and control measures, in health structures, alternative treatment structures, and supporting staff in aged care homes.  

In Córdoba in central Argentina, MSF is providing specific technical support to the province's Emergency Operations Committee working group for enclosed structures (which includes homes for the elderly, hemodialysis units and prisons). MSF is also involved in training for staff.  

In the capital Buenos Aires, MSF is collaborating with the secretariats in charge of the response to COVID-19 in the city’s vulnerable neighbourhoods. Positive case numbers are growing rapidly in these neighbourhoods, so work is underway to establish intervention strategies and priorities, and training needs for staff. 

 

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Why were we There?

  • Providing essential medicines and supplies

Our Work

  • Argentina's economic collapse in 2001 had severe consequences for the country's civilians. Extreme financial hardship made it difficult for many people to pay for medical care.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières started a project in 2002 to provide basic medical supplies and medicines to hospitals in the country's northern region – historically one of its most disadvantaged areas.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières assisted hospitals in the Salta and Jujuy provinces and in 2003 also aided facilities in the Formosa and Chaco provinces.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières helped manage pharmacies until December 2003. The project concluded at the end of 2003. In May 2003,
  • Heavy rainfall caused floods affecting more than 110,000 people living in Santa Fe province. For two months after the disaster, a Médecins Sans Frontières team provided emergency help to improve shelter and increase water and sanitation facilities.

 

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