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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

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

This Lessons Learned (LL) exercise on the Haiti emergency response was requested by the OCG operational directorate. The aim was to learn from the unique experience of this earthquake response in order to improve emergency preparedness and future response. The exercise was organised and managed by the Vienna Evaluation Unit.

SCAVACO
02/06/2010

The purpose of this evaluation is to inform and improve the hand over of MSF’s activities in Bunia (in 2010 and beyond) and to document lessons from the disengagement process to enable other MSF projects to learn from it. The objectives are to evaluate: i) the appropriateness of hand-over/disengagement strategies (Different strategies for the different hospital components / activities.) a. collaboration with MoH and other actors and b.

Annie Désilets
02/06/2010

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

The purpose of this evaluation was to review the experience in needs assessment and response to displacement in open settings. For the evaluation process, six interventions were reviewed: MSF Operational Centre Geneva (OCG) interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (Haut-Uélé), Djibouti, Cameroon and Iraq; Operational Centre Brussels (OCB) interventions in South Africa and Pakistan; and partial review of Operational Centre Paris (OCP) experience in Pakistan.

Alena Koscalova and Elena Lucchi
01/06/2010

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

Variable experience with handover and internal debates about MSF responsibility to patients led OCG to propose an evaluation of the handover process, to learn from experience and inform policy and practice. A qualitative review was carried out through interviews, case studies in Cameroon and Laos, and review of other vertical and integrated HIV projects.

SCAVACO
27/04/2010

MSF-CH responded to 20 epidemics between 2006 and mid 2007; all of these were rapidely reviewed. Seven interventions (three on holera, four on meningitis response) were chosen for in-depth analysis, including a reconstruction of the epidemiological curves.

SCAVACO
27/04/2010

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

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