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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

Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, MSF’s Committee of Executive Directors decided to conduct a global review of MSF’s response to the disaster. This exercise covered the interventions of the five operational centres and consisted of six specific reviews looking at the different axes of the response: global/operational, medical/surgical, logistic/supply, communication, human resources and fund raising. An intended inter-sectional finance review and/or audit did not take place. Evaluators consider this the biggest limitation of this review exercise.

This evaluation was conducted by Francis Coteur (Logistics), Luis Encinas (Medical/Patient perception), Amaia Esparza (Communications), Paula Frankema (Global/Operations), Karine Klein (Fundraising), Laura Kopczak (Supply), Juli Niebuhr (Human Resources), Roger Teck (Medical), Johan von Schreeb (Medical/Surgical), Sabine Kampmüller (Process facilitation, Executive report), Ewald Stals (Team Leader) on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
12/04/2010

MSF has been present in the Nchelenge region since 1998, when a program was started to provide health care to Angolan and Congolese refugees who had arrived in the region. The MSF project in Nchelenge District was started in April 2001 because of lack of access to HIV/AIDS care in an area with an HIV prevalence estimated at 16.5%. The objective was to achieve a high coverage of treatment and care, and at the same time provide a model for decentralised programs to bring HIV/AIDS treatment and care to all people in Zambia and for MSF Holland/OCA more widely.

Kamalini Lokuge, Robert Musopole and Mupundu Banda
01/02/2010

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

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

The evaluation unit in Vienna (MSF-Austria) was requested to analyse the different nutritional strategies implemented in Marial Lou over the past years (2003 – 2006) in terms of appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency, and, to identify recommendations for future similar contexts. After presenting the first results, the evaluator was requested to extend the analysis of outcome data to those of the Niger nutrition program 2005 and 2006, for better comparison of results.

Anita Sackl
01/09/2007

In September 2004, the Board of MSF-France decided to undertake a critique of the section’s operations in Darfur in 2003 and 2004. According to the terms of reference, the aim was less to ‘evaluate’ our intervention than to subject it to a critical examination which would enable us to “identify our weaknesses and the ways in which they can be corrected”. It addresses the following issues:

Dr. Corinne Danet, Sophie Delaunay, Dr. Evelyne Depoortere, Fabrice Weissman
01/01/2007

MSF-CH did rehabilitate the Mundari hospital in Kajo Keji County (KKC) and did support the existing OPD from September 1997 onward. Environmental- and political factors and an estimated high HIV prevalence did lead to the decision to implement the first time an integrated HIV/AIDS component (2005). Towards the end of the project it was decided that the handover process, as well as the HIV integrated approach and the capacity build during the last 9 years of presence in KKC should be evaluated.

SCAVACO
01/12/2006

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