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MSF Operational Centre Barcelona Athens (OCBA) conducted an evaluation of MSF’s withdrawal from Liberia and the transfer of the Benson Hospital – managed since 2005 by MSF OCBA - to the Ministry of Health. The aim is to gain knowledge through this handover process. The preceding evaluation on the Benson Hospital project, carried out in August 2008 (S. Delaunay; S Girvin) recognised that, for MSF OCBA, deciding on the most appropriate withdrawal process would be a challenge.

Géraldine Brun
13/07/2010

The purpose of this evaluation was to review the experience in needs assessment and response to displacement in open settings. For the evaluation process, six interventions were reviewed: MSF Operational Centre Geneva (OCG) interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (Haut-Uélé), Djibouti, Cameroon and Iraq; Operational Centre Brussels (OCB) interventions in South Africa and Pakistan; and partial review of Operational Centre Paris (OCP) experience in Pakistan.

Alena Koscalova and Elena Lucchi
01/06/2010

In the beginning of 2006, OCB opened a hospital project in Bor, in Jonglei state, South Sudan. This was a little over a year after the CPA (the Comprehensive Peace Agreement) was signed between SPLA and GoS The project soon became one of the highest resources consuming project in an unstable environment. In mid 2008 the decision was taken to close the project. OCB considered that they were unable to manage the hospital. It was not thought that the project in the current format was sustainable security wise, given a number of factors.

Anneli Eriksson
14/01/2010

The overall objective of the evaluation is to identify and describe factors and issues to consider when planning implementation or continuation of Remote Control Programmes (RCPs) as an alternative to cancelling Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) programme implementation in a particular region/ country.

Martin Braaksma and Mzia Turashvili
01/06/2009

Médecins Sans Frontières has been running HIV/AIDS treatment programmes since 2001. As national systems scaled up capacity, MSF began to hand over HIV projects in 2005. 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.

Dr. Rosamund Lewis and Dr. PehrOlov Pehrson
01/01/2009

This study sheds light on the mechanisms producing the official data used by humanitarian aid decision makers. It views Early Warning Systems (EWS) as tools that facilitate consensus between the decision-makers involved in the allocation of food aid, enabling them to reach institutional agreements. This argument is strengthened by a socio-theoretical analysis and by ethnographic observation of experts' practice in Ethiopia (2002-2004), whose results of food aid evaluations appear as a combination of empirical and political factors.
 

François Enten
01/11/2008

The primary purpose of this evaluation was to help the field and HQ staff of MSF make informed decisions on the future of the Benson Hospital project, particularly the focus of future activities and a potential time frame for the handover of the services currently provided by MSF to other actors in Liberia.

Sophie Delaunay and Sally Girvin
01/08/2008

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the handover of the HIV program to the Bureau of Health (BoH) in the Kahsay Abera Hospital (KAH), Humera, Ethiopia, in 2007. The lessons learnt during the handover process could be of value to other MSF teams faced with an impeding handover of activities to the local health structure. A document in this vein was written directly following the handover in July 2007 however this current text acts as an updated version using the knowledge gained during the ten months following handover.

17/03/2008

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