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This evaluation takes stock of the two and a half year handover process that started in June 2011. The evaluation highlights both the operational strengths and weaknesses and identifies areas for improvement. The work aims to inform the replicability of the handover tools and approach. The evaluation finds that, at patient level, there has been no impact on the continuity of care and that gives a good indication of a sustainable and smooth take over by MoH.

Helene Juillard
01/12/2013

In the last decade, while facing increasingly complex “projects”, MSF-OCP has chosen to add means to improve its interventions. This results in the actual growth syndrome of MSF-OCP HQ departments, which is also significantly impacting country coordination (CC) set-ups and means. New scenarios should be tested, notably for mono-projects (to revise), the idea being to reduce CC set-ups whenever possible. Resources' analyses highlight the importance of competent persons to follow (coordinators & key positions), including PCs, with a clearer career path.

Marie‐Laure Le Coconnier
01/08/2013

In February 2011, four MSF staff members acquired Lassa Fever in the MSF-run hospital, GRC (2 of whom died). This led OCB to propose an evaluation of the related events occurring in January-March, in order to learn lessons and possibly adjust internal procedures or processes. A qualitative evaluation was carried out through interviews and document-review.

Mzia Turashvil
09/08/2011

In Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world according to UNDP, Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium has been supporting MOH in the provision of HIV care since 1997 in Thyolo district, with provision of ART since 2003. MSF is looking to hand over program activities and phase out their presence. This external evaluation was commissioned with the overall objective of studying the perception of other stakeholders’ perception of the MSF support to Thyolo district health services.

Sarah Gharbi
01/06/2011

In early 2010 MSF/OCB responded to an increase of malaria in northern parts of Burundi The objectives of the intervention were: To reduce morbidity and mortality related to malaria in the area of intervention (general) and to ensure that the population in the area of intervention had access to preventive and curative measures against malaria.

Carina Johansson
01/11/2010

The Gondama Referral Centre (GRC) project is a reference hospital set up by Médecins Sans Frontières – Operational Centre Brussels (MSF-OCB) to provide secondary level healthcare to children under 15 and pregnant and lactating women in Gondama, Bo district in Sierra Leone. The Ministry of Health (MoH) having recently launched a free healthcare policy for the same target group1 provides a window of opportunity for MSF to gradually hand over its activities.

Guillaume Jouquet and Alexis Eggermont
01/07/2010

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

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

In September 2009, MSF carried out an assessment of two of its former projects in Karuzi (OCB) and Kinyinya (OCA), Burundi. These two projects were handed over to MOH in 2007 with significant investment from MSF in the handover processes. Following reports of the breakdown of healthcare after MSF’s departure and criticism on the way the handover of these two projects was managed, MSF wanted to assess the current situation in the two sites and document which, if any, handover strategies were successful and led to the continuation of MSF activities.

Frédérique Ponsar and Annie Désilets
27/11/2009

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