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Operational research News

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.


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.

Video-Doku: Sieben aktuelle Forschungsprojekte

In zwei kurzen Videos illustrieren MSF Mitarbeiter und Forscher aus dem Bereich Operational Research ihre aktuellen Feldstudien, die wichtigsten Erkenntnisse, und deren Umsetzung in MSF Programmen.

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


Auf den Spuren der Pest

Julita Gil, die als medizinische Epidemiologin bei der operationellen Forschungseinheit LuxOR von Ärzte ohne Grenzen tätig ist, unterstützt die Untersuchung und Kontrolle der Epidemie.

Italien, Libanon, Kongo (Demokratische Republik)

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.

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.