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Operational research News

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.

Zentralafrikanische Republik

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.

Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Report : two years of MSF Research on Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was the most significant medical challenge that Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) faced between 2014 and 2015. Indeed, there was no established cure for Ebola, there were a series of medical and logistical challenges to prevent infections and manage Ebola patients, and there was very little scientific knowledge to back decisions up.


News on Operational Research in Haiti

Five years after the earthquake shook the small state of Haiti and destroyed much of its health infrastructure and facilities, MSF continues to offer emergency obstetric, neonatal, surgery and intensive care in Port-au-Prince and Léôgane. MSF also runs a cholera treatment centre and a burns unit in Port-au-Prince.

SORT-IT Training videos are now online

Recorded videos of the operational research training SORT IT (1) are now available online free of charge. These video resources allow health professionals around the world to follow the training at their own rhythm and improve their skills in this domain.
Emilie Venables


Lost in Italy : assessing migrants' needs during transit

Emilie Venables is an anthropologist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has conducted qualitative research in medical programs in countries including South Africa, Liberia, Kenya, Mozambique and Senegal. She has worked with MSF as the Mobile Implementation Officer for qualitative research since May 2015.

4th Operational Research Day

The fourth Operational Research Day (OR Day) will have a strong focus on MSF’s Ebola programs in West Africa and the operational research studies carried out in them.