June 8, 2020
This year, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed everything. Lockdowns, social distancing, the closing of restaurants, bars, theaters, museums, and the cancellation of professional and collegiate sports all became necessary as the most effective way to control the spread of the coronavirus in the absence of effective treatments or a vaccine.
Our lives and work have been upended in profound ways, but as an organization we have adapted by pivoting our attention to Covid-19 for the vulnerable populations we assist around the world.
We are providing hygiene kits and PPE to vulnerable populations around the world, collaborating with hospitals internationally to increase capacity for COVID patients, providing sexual and reproductive health services in the Democratic Republic of Congo and offering free antiretroviral treatment to people living with HIV in Asia.
Closer to home, we are expanding our programming by exploring a Mexico-U.S. migrant health program at Mexico’s northern border focusing on primary healthcare, mental health, gender-based violence and COVID-19 prevention and response.
On behalf of all of us at Doctors of the World and those we serve – in the US and in over 80 countries around the world – I send a warm thank you to all who support of our work.