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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

The objective of this review was to assess the response of OCG, focusing on the Freetown Prince of Wales Ebola Treatment Centre, Sierra Leone (open Dec 2014 to end of Feb 2015) and to reflect on the ability to incorporate “real time lessons learned” during the ongoing management of the outbreak. The evaluation focused on operational infrastructure management (including laboratories), medical & nursing care management, epidemiological control measures, community engagement & mobilisation, capacity building, relationship with other actors and research. 

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCG, under the management of the Vienna Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Claire Bayntun and Stuart Alexander Zimble.
03/05/2016

This is the internal reflection report for OCAs Ebola intervention in Sierra Leone. While there are numerous workshops and reflections being organized across theMSF movement, and this OCA report may form part of the larger process, its primary function willreflect on how we as OCA responded, what we learnt, and what we need to do for possible futureepidemics. The report covers discussions around Operational Decision Making, HQ setup and field supprt, Biosafety, Cinical care in EMCs and Duty of care to our international staff.

Vicky Treacy-Wong
01/06/2015

Despite a 5 day SIAs by MOH in 2014, a new outbreak began in Katanga/DRC and spread throughout 2015. A comprehensive, integrated “3 headed” response was chosen by MSF-OCG in 3 Health Zones (HZ) of Tanganyika, including preventive and curative activities (for measles, malaria, and malnutrition): although quite ambitious given available HR resources, this was relevant given these “three” on-going emergencies in Tanganyika.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCG, under the management of MSF Paris. It was prepared independently by Cameron Bopp, Marie-Laure Le Coconnier, and Vincent Brown.
27/06/2016

Bikenge project was opened in Jan 2015, and medical activities starting on Mar 2015. Six months later, in October 2015, the decision was made to close the project. This was followed by a feeling of frustration, the impression that invested resources were wasted and that this closure could negatively impact on the population and MSF perception.This evaluation looks at the process of decision making for starting the project with the goal to identify the lessons to be used by operations in order to avoid similar situations in the future.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCB, under the management of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Eva P. Rocillo Aréchaga.
28/09/2016

Following the earthquake in 2010 and the emergency response that ensued, MSF-OCG took the decision to invest in a hospital in the Leogane area that was for several years the biggest hospital managed by MSF-OCG. Given that for the last three years this was the only MSF-OCG project in the country, that the capital is located only two hours from the hospital and that there is a strategic ambition within MSF-OCG to review mission set-ups, OCG and the field teams determined that 2013 was an opportune time to review the Haiti mission.

Annie Desilets
01/11/2014

Executive Summary in English, main report in French The 2 objectives for MSF in Lubutu for the 5 years duration of the project are 1) to bring quality health care to the population 2) to capitalise on a model of care for MSF. This study takes place within the capitalisation objective of the project by analysing its expenses and cost. The goal of this study is also to improve the efficiency of the project.

Guillaume Jouquet
01/12/2009

In May 2007 MSF-OCA integrated the drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) treatment programme into the horizontal primary and secondary health care programme at Shabunda, located in South Kivu District of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The three patients were started on the DR-TB treatment on 17th May 2007. MSF closed the project by the end of 2007, but continued taking responsibility for the treatment of the three DR-TB patients through remote supervision by providing medical, laboratory and social support.

05/10/2009

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 report summarises the key lessons learned from MSF's cholera interventions in Zambia 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 (OCBA), Guinea Bissau 2005-2008 (OCBA), Juba 2006 (OCBA), Haiti 2010-2011 (OCBA), Angola 2006 (OCB, OCA, OCBA), Zimbabwe 2009 (OCB, OCA, OCBA)

M Iscla
09/05/2012

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