Following the catastrophic flash flooding in the eThekwini region in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams on the ground sees that vulnerable communities and health facilities are facing a crisis of clean water provision and adequate sanitation. Major district hospitals and dozens of health clinics are currently without water after floods damaged […]
A vaccination support program developed by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Khayelitsha in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health (WCDoH), South Africa has shown that it is possible to target individuals with comorbidities that increase the risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19. Most facilities in South Africa do not offer targeted vaccination support […]
Governments make request to World Trade Organization (WTO) for intellectual property waiver for all countries until herd immunity reached.
In May, South Africa’s Health Minister warned that with the current infection rate, South Africa would surpass its hospital bed capacity, potentially by the end of June.