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OR Day 2014

    The 3rd Operational Research Day (OR Day) will take place on Friday 13th June 2014, from 9h to 17h, in Brussels. It is organized at La Tricoterie, 158 rue Théodore Verhaegen, 1060 Brussels and is live streamed in French and English.

    Once a year, Médecins Sans Frontières holds the OR Day in Brussels to present field research carried out in its programs worldwide and to incite reflexion and debate on interventions on the field.

    Click here to see the OR Day 2014 conference booklet.



    09.00    OPENING REMARKS – Meinie Nicolai

    Slot 1: Maternal and child health
    Chairs:  Thérèse Delvaux & Ahmed Abdelrahman

    •    Low-tech, high impact - care for premature neonates in a district hospital in Burundi: a way forward to decrease neonatal mortality
    Brigitte Ndelema

    •    Unmet demand for family planning in Lesotho: Implications for MSF approaches to maternal mortality
    Sofie Manantsoa

    •    An ambulance referral network improves access to emergency obstetric and neonatal care in a district of rural Burundi with high maternal mortality
    Wilma van den Boogaard

    •    A Job Half done: missed childhood vaccination opportunities within MSF health facilities.
    Catherine Bachy

    15.00    BREAK

    15.30     Slot 4: Round table: Antibiotic Resistance
    Chair: Jennifer Cohn

    Are our options running out? Antibiotic resistance among in- and outpatients attending Lashkar-Gah hospital, Afghanistan
    Olivier Courteille

    Panel discussion
    Olivier Vandenberg, Richard Murphy

    16.50    CLOSING – Bertrand Draguez

    17.00    RECEPTION

    Operational research plays a key role in bridging the implementation gap between scientific research and practice in health programs. Acquired knowledge on strategies, interventions or tools can inform decision-making and enhance the performance of health programs in low-resource settings.