Operational Research News
When Words Tell You More Than Numbers
As a qualitative researcher, Katie Whitehouse collects stories and experiences to better inform the design and delivery of services. She recently gave a TEDx Talk on why listening is a critical skill.
Tackling the misuse of labour-inducing drugs in Pakistan
In Pakistan, the misuse of labour-inducing drugs poses serious health risks to mothers and newborns. Driven by alarming evidence from an operational research study, MSF piloted a dedicated training for health workers to counter this dangerous misuse.
Julita Gil Cuesta
Understanding Lassa fever and improving patient care
Julita Gil Cuesta, a medical epidemiologist with MSF’s operational research unit LuxOR, recently visited Nigeria to support the research and documentation of the Lassa fever project in Ebonyi state.
Greece, Sierra Leone
Research on User Fee Challenges & Rehabilitation for Victims of Violence
In January, LuxOR facilitated a training focused on qualitative research. In just seven days, the five participants developed research protocols to investigate questions from the field, ranging from HIV treatment in South Africa to care for survivors of torture in Greece.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Understanding Malaria Treatment and Prevention
In October 2018, Katie Whitehouse supported two qualitative studies investigating how people prevent and treat malaria in one of the most remote regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A WASH Toolkit to Fight Cholera and Typhoid Fever
In Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, recurring outbreaks of water-borne infectious diseases pose a major health challenge. With an innovative Water, Sanitation and Hygiene toolkit and a comprehensive environmental health approach, MSF is working towards providing safe water and preventing outbreaks.
A Legacy of Quality Surgical Trauma Care in Tabarre, Haiti
To treat trauma patients in Port-au-Prince, MSF has been providing specialized care and orthopedic surgeries at its Surgical and Emergency Center in Tabarre.
Caring for Patients with Non-communicable Diseases in Mauritania
Anita Williams, LuxOR's focal point for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), recently visited the MSF team treating patients with NCDs in the Mbera Refugee Camp located in Bassikounou in Mauritania.
TEDx Talk on Operational Research for Humanitarian Action
In his TEDx talk, Samuel Sieber, a Policy, Practice and Communications Advisor with MSF, explores what it takes for scientific analysis and critical reflection to make a real difference on the ground.
From Insight to Implementation: Seven Operational Research Projects in 2018
Seven researchers with Médecins Sans Frontières explain how operational research supports projects from Malawi and Mozambique to Brussels and Sweden.