MSF Evaluations

MSF OCB Stop Stock Out Project , South Africa (2016) (2017) public

SSP was formed in the aftermath of a high profile depot crisis in South Africa in 2012/3, with six organisations already dealing with drug stock outs joining forces to tackle the issue. Largely focused on anti-retrovirals (ARVs) and TB medication, from the beginning the SSP has tasked itself to hold government accountable, to perform a watchdog role and to present the patient view on stock outs. The overall objective of the evaluation was to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the SSP and specific objectives included evaluating the SSP's impact on provincial/national government policy and reform, on community mobilisation to address stock outs, on creating an effective advocacy consortium on health and HIV, on strengthening a regional stop stock outs movement and on assessing replicability regionally and in other service areas.

 

Review of MSF Advocacy 2010 - 2015 (2016) internal

This report is a review of advocacy within the MSF movement from 2010-2015. The aim of this review was to explore the effectiveness of MSF advocacy and produce recommendations to improve its approach, coordination and organization in order to better support operations and to better serve its social mission.

 

Review of the Access Campaign 2010 - 2015 (2016) internal

This report is a review of the Access Campaign between 2010 and 2015, which complements the Advocacy Review above. The specific objectives of this review were to assess the current role, positioning and expectations of the Access Campaign; examine the Campaign’s resources/infrastructure, governance and complementarity with the rest of the MSF movement; and to provide recommendations to strengthen the overall governance, accountability, ownership and integration of the Access Campaign within MSF.

 

OCB Ebola Review Part 4 - Advocacy and Communication (2016) public

MSF OCB commissioned an extensive multi-sectoral critical review of its Ebola intervention. This report is part 4 of the seven-part review, which looks specifically at MSF’s advocacy and communication during the Ebola crisis. Looking at three phases, ‘sounding the alarm’, ‘scaling up’, and ‘not over’, the review is split into 5 parts. First, the report investigates the mobilisation issue, both internal and external. The second chapter reviews findings on analysis, reflection and strategy; in particular the issues of the Task Force and Quarantine. Thirdly lobbying and public communications are reviewed, such as the MSF interventions at the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council. The final chapter of the review dwells on local lobbying and communications, taking a closer look at each project country (Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia) in each phase.

 

Evaluation of different operational models for integration of HIV/TB services in MSF OCBA projects  (2016) internal

Integration of HIV/TB services has been one of the priorities for the MSF movement since 2010. Integration aims to provide access to HIV/TB care to all populations in need in locations where MSF has implemented regular projects, regardless of HIV prevalence, in places such as CAR (started in 2008), South Sudan (2011) and Niger (2014). Yemen HIV vertical project was also evaluated on some HIV integrated components such as linkages, patient support, and IEC strategies and because of its unique situation in a conflict affected Muslim setting. Consequently, the present evaluation is driven mainly to learn from the implemented projects in order to inform future programs and advocacy activities.

 

Evaluation of MSF OCB Roma & Semongkong project, Lesotho  (2015) internal

The Roma and Semongkong project began in 2011 with the aim to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality in a hyper-epidemic HIV/TB setting. This end of project evaluation was commissioned to assess the impact of the five-year programme and identify lessons learned to support the design and planning of potential future projects in Lesotho. As well as looking at the operational effectiveness and appropriateness, the evaluation also specifically examined the impact of the project on policy change.

 

Evaluation of MSF OCB Khayelitsha Project, Cape Town, South Africa (2014) (2014) internal

This report describes the OCB Khayelitsha Project, initiated in 2000, as one of the first MSF projects in Africa to introduce antiretroviral treatment (ART) into the public sector. The evaluation assessed the strategies piloted in Khayelitsha between 2008-2013 (HIV/TB programs and the M&E system), the impact of MSF pilots, operational research and other strategies on local, national, and international policy, and the strategies used to disseminate policies and information about Khayelitsha’s pilots.

 

MSF in Myanmar: Doubts and Certainties- Critical Review (2008) internal

After 15 years of presence in Myanmar, this evaluation was conducted to highlight some of the challenges relating to the context and the lessons learned. MSF’s operations were mostly focussed on malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS. This evaluation specifically examined the relevance and impact of the advocacy elements of each of MSF’s projects in Myanmar.

 

Evaluation of MSF-CH’s Programme for Street Children Tegucigalpa, Honduras (2007) internal

MSF-CH’s project for street children in Tegucigalpa started in 2005 for children and youth sleeping permanently or temporarily in the streets and at risk of experiencing violence. The main objectives of this evaluation were to assess the relevance of the programme, taking into account operational policies/strategies of MSF-CH and the effectiveness of our medical action and advocacy; and to provide recommendations for future activities, knowing that the programme was planned to be handed over between 2008 and 2009.

 

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