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Four years after the 2005 Niger crisis, many things have changed in the nutrition field. This cahier aims at considering this evolution and exploring new possibilities for action for MSF: how can these changes  get MSF to reconsider its own goals and move its areas of intervention? How can new knowledge and the experience gained by our teams since the crisis in Niger lead to new operational ambitions?
 

Jean-Hervé Bradol, Jean-Hervé Jézéquel
01/06/2010

Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, MSF’s Committee of Executive Directors decided to conduct a global review of MSF’s response to the disaster. This exercise covered the interventions of the five operational centres and consisted of six specific reviews looking at the different axes of the response: global/operational, medical/surgical, logistic/supply, communication, human resources and fund raising. An intended inter-sectional finance review and/or audit did not take place. Evaluators consider this the biggest limitation of this review exercise.

This evaluation was conducted by Francis Coteur (Logistics), Luis Encinas (Medical/Patient perception), Amaia Esparza (Communications), Paula Frankema (Global/Operations), Karine Klein (Fundraising), Laura Kopczak (Supply), Juli Niebuhr (Human Resources), Roger Teck (Medical), Johan von Schreeb (Medical/Surgical), Sabine Kampmüller (Process facilitation, Executive report), Ewald Stals (Team Leader) on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
12/04/2010

In recent years, MSF has recognized the need to improve its handover process and outcomes. It is no longer satisfactory for the organization to enter a country, put in place a program and leave without taking some accountability for what remains after MSF’s departure. It is in this spirit that I accepted to come to Lesotho to evaluate a handover tool that was implemented here during the initial phase of the handover.

Annie Désilets
30/04/2010

The Gondama Referral Centre (GRC) project is a reference hospital set up by Médecins Sans Frontières – Operational Centre Brussels (MSF-OCB) to provide secondary level healthcare to children under 15 and pregnant and lactating women in Gondama, Bo district in Sierra Leone. The Ministry of Health (MoH) having recently launched a free healthcare policy for the same target group1 provides a window of opportunity for MSF to gradually hand over its activities.

Guillaume Jouquet and Alexis Eggermont
01/07/2010

MSF Operational Centre Barcelona Athens (OCBA) conducted an evaluation of MSF’s withdrawal from Liberia and the transfer of the Benson Hospital – managed since 2005 by MSF OCBA - to the Ministry of Health. The aim is to gain knowledge through this handover process. The preceding evaluation on the Benson Hospital project, carried out in August 2008 (S. Delaunay; S Girvin) recognised that, for MSF OCBA, deciding on the most appropriate withdrawal process would be a challenge.

Géraldine Brun
13/07/2010

The hand over of MSF-F Phnom Penh HIV project is a complex process. This HIV cohort is the biggest of MSF OCP to be handed over so far and the hand over is almost directly done to the national health authorities, NGO partners having been identified only for minor parts of the project. In the first part of the report, a narrative description and an evaluation of the main technical aspects of the handover process are presented.

Cristina Orlandini
01/04/2010

MSF has been present in the Nchelenge region since 1998, when a program was started to provide health care to Angolan and Congolese refugees who had arrived in the region. The MSF project in Nchelenge District was started in April 2001 because of lack of access to HIV/AIDS care in an area with an HIV prevalence estimated at 16.5%. The objective was to achieve a high coverage of treatment and care, and at the same time provide a model for decentralised programs to bring HIV/AIDS treatment and care to all people in Zambia and for MSF Holland/OCA more widely.

Kamalini Lokuge, Robert Musopole and Mupundu Banda
01/02/2010

 

Since some time the responsibilities of the Operational Coordinator (CO) and the MedicalPolyvalent (MedPoly) have been combined in one position, in cell 6 – OCB. From the Director of Operations and Medical Director’s point of view, the combination of these two positions has been very successful in the cell.  The purpose of this evaluation was to identify strengths and weaknesses with the current set up where CO and Medical Polyvalent responsibilities are combined in one position, in order to take an informed decision on the future set-up.

Anneli Eriksson
01/07/2010

 

At the end of 2008, intense internal discussions started in OCB on how to provide more comprehensive and relevant support in highly insecure contexts. Around 6 months later, a new Cell set-up was established - Cell 4. After 9 months of activities, this evaluation was carried out in order to analyse the relevance and impact of the new set-up for the countries it was serving and to decide upon the future direction of the cell.

Dan Sermand
01/11/2010

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