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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


Chasing the Plague

Julita Gil, a medical epidemiologist with Médecins sans Frontières’ operational research unit LuxOR, supported the investigation and control of the plague epidemic in Madagascar.
Emilie Venables

Italy, Lebanon, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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.

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.

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.
Julita Gil Cuesta

Central African Republic

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.