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This report is a review of the Access Campaign (AC) between 2010 and 2015, and was commissioned by the Steering Committee (SC) of the AC. It is complemented by a parallel review of overall advocacy within the MSF movement. The overall goal of the two reviews is to strengthen MSF’s coordination and approaches to medical and humanitarian advocacy in order to better serve its social mission.

This evaluation was conducted by Nirupama Sarma, with contributions from Glenn O‘Neil, Sarah Grosso and Liesbeth Schockaert on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
14/09/2016

This report is a review of advocacy within the MSF movement from 2010-2015. Commissioned by the core ExCom, the aim of this review was to explore the effectiveness of MSF advocacy and produce recommendations to improve its approach, coordination and organization in support to operations within the movement. Two external evaluation consultants, Glenn O’Neil and Liesbeth Schockaert, conducted the review with the support of Nirupama Sarma who carried out a complementary review of the Access Campaign (AC).

This evaluation was conducted by Glenn O'Neil and Liesbeth Schockaert, with contributions from Nirupama Sarma, on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
14/09/2016

2015 saw the first large scale Meningitis C outbreak in Africa since 1979. A number of challenges and problems had been noted in the way MSF operational sections in Niger, not least in terms of intersectional collaboration. Some lessons from the 2015 response had been captured. When, at the beginning of 2016, all OCs were getting ready again to respond, it was decided to evaluate the 2016 intervention in real-time.

This publication was produced at the request of programme managers for Niger in OCB, OCBA, OCG and OCP. It was prepared independently by ALYSON FROUD
30/06/2016

This review was commissioned by the International Board of MSF to reflect on the lessons learned for Movement governance from the early months of the MSF response to the recent Ebola crisis in West Africa. It focuses on the first six months of the Ebola outbreak (from April to September 2014), and on Movement governance issues only. The findings are based on analysis of relevant records, minutes of platform meetings, and interviews with a cross-section of the key people involved in Movement governance during this period.

This publication was produced at the request of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit of Médecins sans Frontières. It was prepared independently by Marie-Pierre Allié and Ken Caldwell.
29/06/2016

The review aimed to capture learnings from this difficult exit process in South Sudan and provides an overview of the root causes identified. Some external factors are linked to the context and the position of the authorities and they must be considered as hard to influence. The internal lessons identified can be addressed by OCB. The two key areas are the communication and working relation with South Sudanese staff and use of the (existing) know-how in OCB in regards to exiting a project.

This review was conducted at the request of MSF OCBs Operational Director. It was prepared independently by Sabine Kampmueller of the MSF Stockholm Evaluation Unit.
28/06/2016

Despite a 5 day SIAs by MOH in 2014, a new outbreak began in Katanga/DRC and spread throughout 2015. A comprehensive, integrated “3 headed” response was chosen by MSF-OCG in 3 Health Zones (HZ) of Tanganyika, including preventive and curative activities (for measles, malaria, and malnutrition): although quite ambitious given available HR resources, this was relevant given these “three” on-going emergencies in Tanganyika.

Cameron Bopp Marie-Laure Le Coconnier Vincent Brown
27/06/2016

Measles epidemics occur in Katanga (KTA)/DRC, challenging early response strategies for outbreak control. In 2015, despite MOH delay in declaring the epidemic, OCP present in KTA, showed good reactivity in 5 Health Zones (HZ) of Ht Lomami with a so called “vertical” response (focused on measles: vaccination and case management). However, malaria and malnutrition should have been better considered (OCG chose a “3 diseases strategy”). The 6 to 8 weeks long vaccination campaigns were efficient as the ZS outbreaks stopped after a few weeks.

Corinne Danet Marie-Laure Le Coconnier Vincent Brown
27/06/2016

Family and Sexual Violence in PNG is pervasive and widespread, centered within the family and the extended family (wantok), and manifests itself as physical or emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and social isolation. There is also a stigma attached to young survivors making it difficult to report. The endemic nature and high rates of violence within the family impact women and children the most in PNG.    

This evaluation was conducted by Tania Bernath on behalf of MSF OCA (Berlin)
30/05/2016

The objective of this review was to assess the response of OCG, focusing on the Freetown Prince of Wales Ebola Treatment Centre, Sierra Leone (open Dec 2014 to end of Feb 2015) and to reflect on the ability to incorporate “real time lessons learned” during the ongoing management of the outbreak. The evaluation focused on operational infrastructure management (including laboratories), medical & nursing care management, epidemiological control measures, community engagement & mobilisation, capacity building, relationship with other actors and research. 

This evaluation was conducted by Claire Bayntun and Stuart Alexander Zimble on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
03/05/2016

MSF OCB commissioned an extensive multi-sectoral critical review of its Ebola intervention. The summary report highlights key findings from all specific reports and draws global conclusions. Lessons have been identified both, for future large scale emergency responses as well as for a next Ebola response. Many of lessons identified are not entirely new, but their importance has been strongly accentuated by the extremity of this health crisis. Priority recommendations are listed in the summary report, while specific recommendations are made in the respective reports.

The following persons have contributed to this report: Virginie Adams, Dr Marie-Pierre Allié, Pierre Beurrier, Murray Biedler, Elio de Bonis, Prof. Robert Colebunder, David Curtis, Gillian Dacey, Veronique de Clerck, Dr Javier Gabaldon, Xavier Henry, Francois Mounis and Veronica Sanchez.
26/04/2016

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