LuxOR directly supports MSF in providing medical assistance to vulnerable populations in difficult and resource-limited contexts. Covering the wide range of humanitarian medical care, OR studies analyze innovations or identify constraints in operational settings, and build valuable evidence on how to adapt or expand programmes.
OR Snapshots: A Handful of LuxOR Studies
A Mobile Laboratory to Diagnose and Monitor Ebola Patients
To streamline the identification and treatment of Ebola patients during the West Africa Ebola epidemic, MSF developed a laboratory inside a transportable shipping container. This operational research study describes and evaluates the feasibility and benefits of this mobile setup.
Providing Access to Care for Male Victims of Sexual Violence in Africa
While most victims of sexual violence are women and girls, men and boys are also affected. Two studies highlighted key differences between male and female victims treated by MSF in Africa in terms of access to care, as well as characteristics of the assaults and their perpetrators.
Improved Care for Migrant Torture Survivors in Italy's Reception System
Many refugees and migrants reaching Europe have suffered torture and require specialized care. This qualitative study conducted by MSF and local partners interviewed clinicians, psychologists, and reception staff in Rome’s reception system and investigated how they identify and manage torture survivors.