During this global pandemic, we cannot put on hold the healthcare needs of society’s most vulnerable people. Vaccination campaigns against preventable diseases must be rolled out, newborn babies and their mothers must be cared for, and chronic disease patients must receive ongoing treatment.
“It was never an option for us just to drop our regular medical services and focus solely on COVID-19. Keeping essential health services available and accessible is vital to prevent losing even more lives, whether from measles, malaria, malnutrition, or complicated pregnancies.”
|Dr Amira Jaouadi cares for a young patient in the measles ward of Bossangoa Regional Hospital, Central African Republic. Worldwide, at least 30 measles vaccination campaigns this year have been cancelled or are uncertain to proceed because of COVID-19. © James Oatway/MSF|
That’s why Médecins Sans Frontières is working hard to ensure that essential health services can continue to operate amidst COVID-19 in the countries where we work.
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