Operational Research News
The climate crisis is also a health crisis
Within the scope of a partnership between MSF and the Dutch online broadcaster De Balie, LuxOR’s director Amrish Baidjoe was invited to discuss MSF’s perspective on the prominent impacts of the climate crisis on the health of patients and communities we work with.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
LAUNCH OF THE FIRST FRENCH SORT IT TRAINING IN KINSHASA
SORT IT aims to strengthen the operational research capacity of MSF project staff. For the first time, LuxOR will provide an edition entirely taught in French.
NEW SORT-IT TRAINING ON ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE
In collaboration with MSF LuxOR, MSF Lebanon hosted the Structured Operational Research Training Initiative (SORT-IT) course on Antibiotic Resistance.
Fear, guilt and solitude in Belgian retirement homes during the pandemic
Hidden behind protective gear and strict confinement measures, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health and wellbeing of health workers, caregivers, and residents alike.
Early mobilization in post-operative care in Cameroon
At the Regional Hospital Maroua in the Far North Region of Cameroon Humanity & Inclusion (HI), MSF, and the Karolinska Institutet are piloting a new physiotherapy assessment tool to help patients regain independence as part of an operational research project.
South Africa, Bangladesh, Greece, Guinea, Iraq, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe
A Sneak Peek into Eight MSF Operational Research Projects
In two video features, eight researchers explain how their work supports MSF projects in Guinea, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and beyond.
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.