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#UniteWithoutBorders Initiative Aims To Help Our Medical Caregivers In Their Fight Against The Coronavirus Outbreak

NDTV, in collaboration with the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an independent medical organisation, has initiated a campaign to fight against COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Join the campaign #UniteWithoutBorders and help in reaching out to the poor and vulnerable who need the urgent support. By setting up dedicated medical facilities to treat COVID-19 patients in Govandi, Mumbai and Patna in Bihar – where needs are huge and growing - and improving hygiene and sanitation among at-risk communities, MSF is working hard to save lives and contribute to the fight against COVID-19.

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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

Highlights of #UniteWithoutBorders Telethon: Help Protect Our Medical Caregivers In The Fight Against Coronavirus

New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV), in collaboration with the MSF, an independent medical organisation, has initiated a drive to protect medical caregivers in their fight against coronavirus outbreak.
Jun 28, 2020
20:06 (IST)
Baichung Bhutia on the #UniteWithoutBorders telethon:

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  • David Nabarro
    When we are dealing with a major issue like we are now, we need to work together. It is a problem of humanity. We have many organisations to put the needs of poor people at the front stage. We want to leave no one behind.David NabarroWHO Director General's Special Envoy For COVID-19 Response
  • Vidya Balan
    We need to pay healthcare workers respect and thank them. We need to support them and help them with PPE kits. We need more campaigns like #UniteWithoutBorders.Vidya BalanActor
  • Bhaichung Bhutia
    The most important thing is to make sure healthcare workers are safe. I have been following COVID-19 since day 1, what we have been hearing that they are not able to get the right equipment. If they are safe, they will be able to help the people who are suffering. Bhaichung BhutiaFormer Captain, Football Team
  • Suresh Raina
    Remember, doctors are the cover which is protecting you. Maybe not directly, but someone you perhaps might know. So, you really need to be wise in this situation because they are doing so much for us and don't disrespect them.Suresh RainaCricketer

About The Campaign

About The Campaign

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.

Now the independent medical organisation is starting operations to combat COVID-19 in India. By setting up dedicated medical facilities to treat COVID-19 patients in Govandi, Mumbai and Patna in Bihar – where needs are huge and growing - and improving hygiene and sanitation among at-risk communities, MSF is working hard to save lives and contribute to the fight against COVID-19.

We need your help to deliver this urgently needed care. Your money will go to support MSF’s frontline medical staff and healthcare workers, supplying them with essential technical equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE), plus mental-health support for medical staff working during this stressful time. Your contributions will also go towards containing the outbreak by providing masks and hygiene kits to keep thousands of the most vulnerable people protected.

About The Partner

About The Partner

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) translates to Doctors without Borders. Founded in 1971 we are an independent medical humanitarian organisation that assists people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare.

MSF works in over 70 countries and currently are in nine different states in India. Their teams are made up of tens of thousands of local and international health professionals, logistic and administrative staff. The actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. MSF is a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation. In 1999 the organisation was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

*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, aris ing out of the collection or utilization of these donations.

 

The global prices for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) have been fluctuating  dramatically since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Because of this the price mentioned for a full PPE kit - face protection, goggles and mask or face shield, gloves, gown or coverall, head cover, rubber boots - may not reflect the final purchase price. As well as being able to procure PPE in necessary numbers, MSF also requires it to be of a necessary standard. The volatility of the global PPE market is likely to continue, which is why MSF has been calling for a form of regulation to allow equitable and reliable distribution of medical equipment and PPE that is of necessary minimum quality.

The cost mentioned is for a kit for a caregiver and not a single PPE kit.​​