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13/07/2020

More than 8,313 people access online mental health support tool in the past month

MSF's online mental health support tool helps people to deal with their emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

01/07/2020

Providing medical care to people who use drugs amid COVID-19 crisis in Kenya

COVID-19 and containment measures put in place to reduce the spread have not boded well for people who use drugs as  most of them live in precarious conditions and are not able to practise some of the preventive measures

Community outreach staff in one of the refugees' homes - Sept 2019
18/06/2020

Maintaining health services for Dadaab refugees while responding to COVID-19

With a further tightening of mobility restrictions, humanitarian services remain a crucial lifeline for many refugees. For MSF, the key priority has been to ensure that healthcare services in the camp are not disrupted, and that refugees continue to access medical services in a safe environment.

Inside Illeret cholera treatment unit
18/05/2020

Responding to Cholera as COVID-19 threatens Kenya’s health system

Heavy rains across Kenya and the wider region have led to floods and forced many people from their homes. Now, the town of Telesgaye, a community in Kenya’s north-east Marsabit County, is fighting a cholera outbreak.

15/05/2020

COVID-19 and lack of protective equipment threaten life-saving medical care for vulnerable people in Mathare, Kenya

The disruption of the local health care infrastructure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has badly affected the ability of people living in Mathare to find essential medical care, leaving many at risk of being deprived of life-saving services.

2014: A man walks past a small, tin-roof shop in the Kibera slum, near Kibera South Health Centre
30/04/2020

Kibera: "In this environment, the usual health promotion messages just don’t apply"

Lili-Marie Wangari, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for MSF in Kenya, is working on the organisation’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes providing support to a health centre and to community health efforts in Kibera, one of the largest slum settlements in Africa. She explains her work to help protect some of the most vulnerable people in Nairobi.

30/04/2020

Crisis Update: Fighting COVID-19 in East Africa

Across East Africa , MSF teams are working hard to keep providing essential medical services, taking steps to keep patients and staff safe as well as launching new activities to respond directly to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

16/04/2020

Kenya: Adapting to COVID-19

MSF teams  are working to adapt our medical programmes across Kenya to respond to COVID-19 

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