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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.

This study was conducted by Doris Burtscher on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
05/07/2018

This report provides an analysis of women’s sexual and reproductive health, their perception of and access to maternal health care services in Khost province, Afghanistan. MSF-OCB is focusing on women with direct obstetric complications to achieve a reduction in sexual and reproductive health related mortality and morbidity among the population of Khost province.

This study was conducted by Doris Burtscher on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
29/06/2016

Since Kyrgyzstan is one of the 27 high multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) burden countries listed by the WHO, MSF started a drug-resistant tuberculosis project in Kara Suu District in 2012. A qualitative study was undertaken to understand the perception of TB and DR-TB in order to improve the effectiveness and acceptance of the MSF intervention and to support advocacy strategies for an ambulatory model of care.

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This article was written by Doris Burtscher on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
02/06/2016

This report provides an analysis of the perception of antibiotics and antibiotic use in a district hospital in Kabul. The major findings will help to answer the following questions: how do patients, caretakers, doctors and pharmacists perceive antibiotics and antibiotic use? What do they know about medication in general and antibiotics specifically? For which illnesses do they take them and how do they use them? How do they recognise access to health care? Why do they come to Ahmad Shah Baba hospital?

Doris Burtscher and Rafael van den Bergh
08/07/2015

Anthropological study of community-based perception of TB and DR-TB, Kara Suu, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Doris Burtscher
15/01/2015

For the study of perceptions on antibiotics and antibiotic use by patients, prescribers and pharmacists in a district hospital in Afghanistan.

Maren Jeleff
01/09/2014

Community based perception of HIV and AIDS, Testing, counseling and ARV treatment Shiselweni region, Swaziland

Doris Burtscher, Social and Medical Anthropologist - Velibanti Dlamini, Research assistant
25/05/2012

How to develop a community-based mental-health programme built on relationships with and acceptance by the communities in and around the Bourj el-Barajneh camp, south-Beirut, Lebanon

Doris Burtscher, Social and Medical Anthropologist, MSF Adviser
01/12/2009

Traditional concepts and perception of TB and DR TB and the possibility of Home Based Care Shiselweni region, Swaziland

Doris Burtscher, Social and Medical Anthropologist, MSF Adviser
01/10/2008