Doctors Without Borders Provides COVID19 Assistance in US and Other Countries
The Natural Disaster Expo is committed to supporting humanitarian efforts in rescuing and helping lives and communities impacted by natural disasters. As the need for disaster response and recovery increases with each passing year, Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres continually engages in international activities and projects to provide medical humanitarian action around the world.
The humanitarian organization has grown to a medical movement of more than 30,000 doctors, nurses, logisticians, and administrators and treats patients in some of the most remote and dangerous places in the world.
—Jason Cone, Executive Director, Doctors Without Borders USA
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing assistance in the United States. This year, their COVID-19 response teams have worked with migrant farmworkers in Florida, helped people who are homeless and housing insecure in New York City, and supported Native American communities in the Navajo Nation and Pueblos. MSF offered training and support for essential workers in nursing homes and adult foster care facilities for the elderly in Michigan, and has started a similar program in Texas. In Puerto Rico, MSF has three mobile medical teams to provide care at patients' homes or at pop-up clinics.
For more information the humanitarian efforts of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), visit doctorswithoutborders.org. International activity reports and information on their Alert magazine are available.
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