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This compiled report on unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion in the DRC presents the most important findings and recommendations of three studies conducted in three different provinces in the eastern part of the DRC: North and South-Kivu and Ituri between 9 May and 20 August 2017. 

This study was conducted by Doris Burtscher on behalf of the IO/Task Force for Safe Abortion Care and the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
01/03/2019

Understanding attitudes and perceptions of unwanted pregnancies and abortions in Choloma/ Honduras has to do with Christianity, pro-life politics, a strict anti-abortion law as well as geography and is shaped around social, political and economic forces.Choloma, the third largest city of Honduras, is highly industrialised and demanding, attracting people from other parts of the country to work in one of the many maquilas (fabrics). It is an overcrowded place lacking basic infrastructure with increasing poverty and high levels of violence in the homes and on the streets.

This study was conducted by Bernadette Schausberger on behalf of MSF OCG and the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
21/02/2019

Since unwanted/unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion contribute significantly to the burden of ill health, maternal suffering and death in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), MSF conducted this qualitative study to learn more about the vulnerabilities of women and girls with health care needs related to unwanted/unintended pregnancy and abortions, to better understand their health-seeking behaviour and to identify barriers that hinder women and girls from accessing health care.

This study was conducted by Doris Burtscher on behalf of the IO/Task Force for Safe Abortion Care and the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
15/11/2018

Since unwanted/unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion contribute significantly to the burden of ill health, maternal suffering and death in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), MSF conducted this qualitative study to learn more about the vulnerabilities of women and girls with health care needs related to unwanted/unintended pregnancy and abortions, to better understand their health-seeking behaviour and to identify challenges women and girls face in accessing healthcare.

This study was conducted by Doris Burtscher on behalf of the IO/Task Force for Safe Abortion Care and the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
15/11/2018

Since unwanted/unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion contribute significantly to the burden of ill health, maternal suffering and death in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), MSF conducted this qualitative study to learn more about the vulnerabilities of women and girls with health care needs related to unwanted/unintended pregnancy and abortions, to better understand their health-seeking behaviour and to identify barriers that hinder women and girls from accessing health care.

This study was conducted by Doris Burtscher on behalf of the IO/Task Force for Safe Abortion Care and the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
15/11/2018

Community-based DR-TB treatment is an important care model for vulnerable patients to successfully complete their treatment. In Shiselweni, it has been demonstrated that the risk of death and other unfavourable outcome had the tendency to be decreased in the community-based model utilizing CTS for treatment provision than the clinic-based, even though the patients eligible for this model would be considered at an increased risk of loss from treatment (LFT) and death in many DR-TB programmes.

This study was conducted by Doris Burtscher on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
05/07/2018

MSFeCARE is an electronic clinical decision support system designed to improve quality of care and rational use of antibiotics for childhood illnesses in children <5 years in primary health care. To assess the health workers’, patients’ and communities’ perception of MSFeCARE and its impact on consultation process we conducted a qualitative study six months after MSFeCARE deployment in Central African Republic.

This study was conducted by Paul Grohma on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
26/09/2017

This study was conducted to help identify factors for improving compliance to the programme, linkage and retention to care. The objectives included providing information and recommendations to the project team in order to support their understanding of local culture, health care perceptions and mobility patterns of the local fishing population, helping the team to formulate adapted messages and medical strategies as well as providing reports and tools to the project team to improve medical activities.

This study was conducted by Paul Grohma on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
01/03/2017

This report provides an analysis of women’s sexual and reproductive health, their perception of and access to maternal health care services in Khost province, Afghanistan. MSF-OCB is focusing on women with direct obstetric complications to achieve a reduction in sexual and reproductive health related mortality and morbidity among the population of Khost province.

This study was conducted by Doris Burtscher on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
29/06/2016

Since Kyrgyzstan is one of the 27 high multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) burden countries listed by the WHO, MSF started a drug-resistant tuberculosis project in Kara Suu District in 2012. A qualitative study was undertaken to understand the perception of TB and DR-TB in order to improve the effectiveness and acceptance of the MSF intervention and to support advocacy strategies for an ambulatory model of care.

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This article was written by Doris Burtscher on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
02/06/2016

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