Unite Without Borders – An Initiative To Fight Against Coronavirus Outbreak

COVID-19 remains a health emergency and a deadly threat, especially to the most vulnerable. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been responding to the global pandemic since it began. MSF doctors and nurses are treating patients and supporting communities across Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in collaboration with New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV), has initiated a drive to fight against coronavirus outbreak in the country. Join the campaign and help us reach out to the poor and vulnerable who need the urgent support. 

Funds raised so far

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MSF response to COVID-19 in India

Our teams in Patna, Bihar state, eastern India, have converted a sports hall to set up a 100-bed field hospital for mild to moderate COVID-19 patients, to support the Nalanda Medical College hospital. MSF teams are now providing treatment to patients in the field hospital. Community health promotion and education activities are also taking place in the area.  

In Mumbai, teams are providing training on screening, triage, IPC measures, and testing. We are also establishing an appropriate referral mechanism for presumptive cases for treatment and isolation in 28 informal settlements in the city. MSF is supporting an existing fever clinic and scaling up capacity to treat mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 in an MoH-run hospital. Our teams are also carrying out health promotion, mask and soap distribution, and WASH activities in hotspots in the city’s M-east ward district.  

We have opened a 24/7 mental health phone hotline in English, Hindi and Tamil, with five counsellors, who have been recruited and trained by MSF.

#UniteWithoutBorders : 2-hour telethon on NDTV

Supporters of #UniteWithoutBorders (In order of appearance)

Money raised will be used for

Your money will go to support MSF’s frontline medical staff and healthcare workers and will also go towards containing the outbreak in the country by providing masks and hygiene kits to keep thousands of the most vulnerable people protected.

Essential Supply

The purchase and supply of essential technical medical equipment, such as oxygen concentrators

Personal Protective Equipment

Acquiring effective personal protective equipment (PPE) sets for MSF medics and staff

Sanitation Facilities

Improving toilets and other sanitation facilities shared among communities most affected by COVID-19

Hygiene Kits

Distributing hygiene kits of reusable face masks and soaps to vulnerable groups

Preventing COVID-19

Prevent the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable communities through health education

*Disclaimer: NDTV is the broadcast partner for a 2-hour telethon by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to raise donations to combat COVID-19 virus. The donations are received by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and shall be utilized according to a plan prepared and monitored by them. 
NDTV has no role to play in the use of donations and will not be liable for any claim(s) made by any person or entity, including any statutory or governmental authority, arising out of the collection or utilization of these donations.
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