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The Mbera Health Center, Mauritania, where MSF has been treating patients with NCDs. © Anita Williams / MSF
Anita Williams


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.
Samuel Sieber

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.
Umberto Pellecchia


Why Migrants Visit the Humanitarian Hub in Brussels

Up to 200 migrants visit the humanitarian hub at Brussels’ Gare du Nord every day, where MSF is offering mental health services.

New Episode: Operational Research Video Interviews

In the second episode of the OR-video documentary, MSF field staff and researchers illustrate ongoing operational research studies in Liberia, the MENA region, Malawi, and Sweden.

Livestream: OR Day 2018

Today, the seventh Operational Research Day is taking place in Brussels.


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.
Emilie Venables

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.