Operational Research News
First SORT IT PHD degree by an MSF-alumnus
For the first time in the history of the Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT), a former MSF-participant and research fellow has obtained a PHD-degree in operational research.
Drug-resistant TB: “Some of our patients simply can’t wait for clinical trials”
Drug-resistant tuberculosis remains a major threat to global health. For those infected with highly resistant strains of TB, very few treatment options exist.
Julita Gil Cuesta
Chasing the Plague
Julita Gil, a medical epidemiologist with Médecins sans Frontières’ operational research unit LuxOR, supported the investigation and control of the plague epidemic in Madagascar.
Italy, Lebanon, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Qualitative Operational Research in Humanitarian Settings
Emilie Venables, a qualitative research specialist with LuxOR, shares some of the latest qualitative research insights from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Lebanon and Italy.
Research Spotlight on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
In Luxembourg, a team of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) specialists is conducting eight dedicated studies looking at issues of water quality, sanitary conditions, hygiene standards, and infection control.
Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Operational Research on Ebola. An Overview
Operational Research played a vital role in MSF’s response to the West African Ebola epidemic.
Julita Gil Cuesta
Central African Republic
Control of an outbreak of Klebsiella in neonates in Castor maternity
At the end of March, Julita Gil, a medical epidemiologist for Luxor, visited Castor's maternity clinic in Bangui to investigate an outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Livestream: OR Day 2017
Today, the sixth annual MSF Operational Research Day
Restoring dignity to Burundi´s women after Obstetric Fistula Repair
The Women of Burundi regain health and respect through MSF´s clinic at Gitega Fistula Centre.
The fifth Operational Research Day
This year, the Operational Research Day (OR Day) celebrates its fifth anniversary.