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MDM Spain also started an intervention to support the national health system by managing an additional tent with capacity for 150 people next to the Gregorio Marañón hospital in Madrid. This is an area for patients with mild symptoms of Covid-19, who will be treated there while waiting for additional hospital resources. It will be… Read more.
In terms of advocacy, teams are putting in place suitable and multilingual awareness tools (flyers, training of relays, leaders and community associations via Hotlines, WhatsApp Groups, Facebook or WeChat Communication). We regularly assess access to health facilities and improvement of living conditions (water points, food, shelter). Both at the local and national level, institutional spaces strongly… Read more.
In addition, MDM Greece scaled up targeted activities for asylum seekers in the Kara Tepe reception center on Lesvos Island where more than 1,200 individuals are now stranded. Since mid-February, MDM has been conducting information campaigns door to door, sharing health and safety measures to protect against COVID19 infection and virus spread. MDM’s medical clinics within… Read more.
MDM has implemented various activities, by capitalizing on its technical expertise in primary health and mental health and on its long experience of close collaboration with communities and local and national health authorities. These activities are adjusted according to needs expressed by the national authorities, and include: MDM Switzerland promotes awareness and prevention within communities,… Read more.
Nationwide, MDM has strengthened protection measures for its patients and its teams, particularly in terms of hygiene. All staff have been informed and trained to comply with national protocols. Consultations are held as much as possible by telephone. Non-essential care that requires referral to specialists such as dentists has been postponed. In order to protect… Read more.
For now, the best way to avoid infection is to follow the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations on maintaining social distance and proper hand hygiene. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has produced posters of these recommendations in 18 different languages. Recommendations in English and Spanish are available below. Recommendations in… Read more.
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The most urgent issue facing us in this moment is to do everything we can to stop the spread of infection. But we know that another humanitarian crisis is lying in wait, here in New York City and around the country, but also in the places we work around the world, whether it’s among the… Read more.
In September, Doctors of the World USA will be collaborating with Medicos del Mundo (MDM Spain) to host an exhibition featuring photographs of the Luís Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award at the Instituto Cervantes in New York. Since 1997, this prestigious award has been dedicated to the memory of Flors Sirera Fortuny, Luís Valtueña, Manuel… Read more.