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In recent years, MSF has recognised the need to improve its handover process and outcomes. It is no longer satisfactory for the organisation to enter a country, put in place a programme and leave without some degree of accountability for what remains after MSF’s departure. This tendency has led the MSF Operational Centre Paris (OCP) to review the handover process of the Homa Bay County Hospital project in Kenya. The main goal of this evaluation is to explore how effective the handover strategy was in contributing to sustainable, comprehensive quality of HIV/TB care in Homa Bay.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCP, under the management of the Vienna Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Marielle Bemelmans and Annie Désilets.
18/01/2016

In recent years, MSF has recognised the need to improve its handover process and outcomes. It is no longer satisfactory for the organisation to enter a country, put in place a programme and leave without some degree of accountability for what remains after MSF’s departure. This tendency has led the MSF Operational Centre Paris (OCP) to review the handover process of the Homa Bay County Hospital project in Kenya. The main goal of this evaluation is to explore how effective the handover strategy was in contributing to sustainable, comprehensive quality of HIV/TB care in Homa Bay.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCP, under the management of the Vienna Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Marielle Bemelmans and Annie Désilets.
18/01/2016

OCB initiated the Kibera project at a time when there was a lack of access to affordable HIV/TB health care and succeeded in providing HIV drugs in Kenya, against all odds. The initial decision to intervene in Kibera was based on need and while the needs remain massive, OCB is no longer alone in providing HIV and TB treatment, hence the opportunity to handover the responsibilities of the health facilities to the Nairobi County to ensure that the population is not abandoned and that the quality care and treatment is continued.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCB, under the management of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Eddah Kanini.
01/12/2015

The MSF-OCG handover process of the nutritional programme in Zinder was evaluated with the objective to assess best practices, challenges and lessons learnt of the handover/integration process of the Zinder CRENI to the hospital, with the main purpose to improve handover processes in such contexts as well as decision-making in future projects. The evaluation has confirmed the pertinence of MSF in Zinder since 2005 and has contributed to the reduction of the infant mortality rate.

Jonathan Novoa Cain
01/08/2014

This evaluation finds project performance to be highly satisfactory and identifies some critical obstacles relating to the continuity of care. The capacity of the local partners to continue with the implementation of the strategic framework for the fight against HIV/ Aids and TB when MSF departs is severely compromised. The report urges MSF to place more emphasis on identifying a feasible partner for handover before engaging as a leader in such contexts.

Stockholm Evaluation Unit
23/05/2014

This evaluation of the MSF OCB Maputo HIV/Aids Project aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the implementation phases of the MoH handover and related consequences to the continuity of patient care, and with the added objective to make clear recommendations towards improvements and replicability of the handover ‘tool’ itself.

Gerard Verbeek
01/01/2014

Towards the end of 2006/ early 2007, MSF-OCB opened a primary health care project in Chhattisgarh, India, part of the Red Corridor within which a low-intensity conflict is taking place between Maoists and Government. The situation remains volatile with potential for the project to remain operational for some years. Within this context, and given no history of previous evaluations, a decision was taken to assess the relevance and impact of the project, as well as the appropriateness of operational strategies in relation to these, including the potential for phase out.

Iesha Singh, Anneli Eriksson and Alexandra Papis
25/01/2011

In recent years, MSF has recognized the need to improve its handover process and outcomes. It is no longer satisfactory for the organization to enter a country, put in place a program and leave without taking some accountability for what remains after MSF’s departure. It is in this spirit that I accepted to come to Lesotho to evaluate a handover tool that was implemented here during the initial phase of the handover.

Annie Désilets
30/04/2010

Variable experience with handover and internal debates about MSF responsibility to patients led OCG to propose an evaluation of the handover process, to learn from experience and inform policy and practice. A qualitative review was carried out through interviews, case studies in Cameroon and Laos, and review of other vertical and integrated HIV projects.

SCAVACO
27/04/2010

The hand over of MSF-F Phnom Penh HIV project is a complex process. This HIV cohort is the biggest of MSF OCP to be handed over so far and the hand over is almost directly done to the national health authorities, NGO partners having been identified only for minor parts of the project. In the first part of the report, a narrative description and an evaluation of the main technical aspects of the handover process are presented.

Cristina Orlandini
01/04/2010

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