Community-based DR-TB treatment is an important care model for vulnerable patients to successfully complete their treatment. In Shiselweni, it has been demonstrated that the risk of death and other unfavourable outcome had the tendency to be decreased in the community-based model utilizing CTS for treatment provision than the clinic-based, even though the patients eligible for this model would be considered at an increased risk of loss from treatment (LFT) and death in many DR-TB programmes.
In Chad, MSF-OCA strategy of long-term projects and rapid responses to emergencies negatively impacted the standard decentralised supply approach; leading to supply constraints and sub-optimal supply quality standard. To tackle the issue, MSF-OCA Chad mission started to implement a centrally managed unallocated inventory strategy in early-2013.
Through this evaluation, MSF-OCA seeks to appraise how the inventory management outside the standard norm has benefited a mission like Chad, as well as reflecting on its original intended purpose, and its potential replicability.
MSF-OCG has been working in Sudan since 2004 and specifically on Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) since 2010, working in Gedaref State from a VL ward in the MoH Tabarak Allah Hospital (TBK) and since 2016 also from the Bazura Hospital. The original objectives of the project in 2009 were to improve the medical outcomes for the population affected by VL in Gedaref State through the provision of free and comprehensive treatment, improving diagnostic and treatment procedures, provision of technical support and assuring an adequate response by partners to allow for eventual MSF disengagement.
On February 8, 2017, eight months after WHO declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in the country, Guinean authorities declared an outbreak of measles. During the preparation phase, MSF decided to conduct an evaluation simultaneously with the rolling-out of the vaccination campaign. The objective of this real-time evaluation of the campaign concerned its appropriateness, timeliness, effectiveness, impact and coverage.
The Codification Project had the objective of ‘Creating a common language for MSF’s articles’ and to that ends worked on the delivery of a central database known as UniData. This evaluation assessed the extent to which the project's 1st phase has been successful and making recommendations for improvements in the future.
This review aims to “encapsulate how regionalisation is understood and enacted in MSF and provide clarity for dialogue on best practices and lessons learned”. The study was limited to the experiences with MSF Southern Africa, South Asia, Latin America and East Africa as Regional Associations; the Movement-Wide Association; the ‘Nordic’; MSF Hong Kong; and the institutional thinking behind these Regional Associative Initiatives.
"The Prospects" is the main OCB Operational guiding document aiming to show strategic choices of OCB Operational priorities for a defined period. This light review was set to understand if the Prospects is still largely a relevant tool, whilst looking at the relative success in reaching the ambitions for the period 2014 to 2017.