MSF an international humanitarian organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Border, has mourned one of its staff members who died of coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Due to patient confidentiality, we cannot disclose the identity of this patient,“ Hajaj said in the statement.
He added that the organisation’s projects would continue to operate and provide essential treatment for communities in the country.
The MSF head of mission revealed that the organisation has strengthened infection prevention measures, hygiene facilities, infection control and the establishment of isolation spaces, in its bid to protect its staff and patients.
Read the MSF statement by Hajaj below
It is with profound sadness that I confirm the loss of one of our colleagues. Our dear colleague died on 18 April in Maiduguri, and post-mortem test results indicated that they were positive for COVID-19.
Due to patient confidentiality, MSF cannot disclose the identity of this patient. Our thoughts and our deepest sympathies are with the family of our departed colleague.
Our projects will continue to operate, providing essential treatment for communities in Nigeria.
In all our projects and in order to protect our staff and patients, MSF teams have strengthened infection prevention measures, hygiene facilities, infection control and the establishment of isolation spaces.