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Amrish Badjoe, MSF LuxOR Director, at De Balie
Amrish Baidjoe

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.
SORT IT course in Beirut

Democratic Republic of the Congo


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.
Formation Sort-it au Liban sur l’antibio-résistance à laquelle ont participé les équipes de LuxOR



In collaboration with MSF LuxOR, MSF Lebanon hosted the Structured Operational Research Training Initiative (SORT-IT) course on Antibiotic Resistance. 
santé mentale, covid-19, MSF


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.
A child vaccinated against measles gets marked in order to avoid confusion during a vaccination day on the island of Kassa, Guinea. © Markel Redondo

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.
Katie Whitehouse recently gave a TEDx Talk in Chamonix on why listening is a critical skill. © Olly Bowman
Katie Whitehouse

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.
A nurse caring for a newborn baby in the newborn unit of Timergara District Headquarter Hospital, Pakistan. © Nasir Ghafoor/MSF


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.
MSF health promotors talk with the family of a Lassa fever patient at the hospital in Abakaliki. © Brienne Prusak/MSF
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.
MSF manages the Robarrie clinic in Tonkolili district in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. An MSF nurse is examining a one month old baby showing the symptoms of malaria. © Giuseppe La Rosa/MSF

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.