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MSF manages the Robarrie clinic in Tonkolili district in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. An MSF nurse is examining a one month old baby showing the symptoms of malaria. © Giuseppe La Rosa/MSF

Greece, Sierra Leone

Research on User Fee Challenges & Rehabilitation for Victims of Violence

In January, LuxOR facilitated a training focused on qualitative research. In just seven days, the five participants developed research protocols to investigate questions from the field, ranging from HIV treatment in South Africa to care for survivors of torture in Greece.
A patient is tested for malaria at the Centre de Santé in Gbagayaembo, one of the 17 clinics supported by MSF in Bili, DRC. © Vincenzo Livieri/MSF
Katie Whitehouse

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Understanding Malaria Treatment and Prevention

In October 2018, Katie Whitehouse supported two qualitative studies investigating how people prevent and treat malaria in one of the most remote regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, recurring outbreaks of water-borne infectious diseases pose a major health challenge.
Samuel Sieber


A WASH Toolkit to Fight Cholera and Typhoid Fever

In Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, recurring outbreaks of water-borne infectious diseases pose a major health challenge. With an innovative Water, Sanitation and Hygiene toolkit and a comprehensive environmental health approach, MSF is working towards providing safe water and preventing outbreaks.
Depuis 2012, MSF pratique des interventions de chirurgie orthopédique et offre des soins traumatologiques intégrés dans son Centre d’urgence chirurgicale et traumatologique de Tabarre, à Port-au-Prince, en Haïti. © Christophe Hebting, MSF


A Legacy of Quality Surgical Trauma Care in Tabarre, Haiti

To treat trauma patients in Port-au-Prince, MSF has been providing specialized care and orthopedic surgeries at its Surgical and Emergency Center in Tabarre.
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.