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Through a series of case studies, the authors reflect on how medical aid workers dealt with the incongruity of practicing conventional evidence-based medicine in contexts that require unconventional approaches.

1. Innovation?

2. MSF “Satellites”: A Strategy Underlying Different Medical Practices

3. Epicentre: Measure, Analyze, Publish, and Innovate (Emmanuel Baron)

4. Controversy as a Policy

5. Cholera: Diagnosis and Treatment Outside the Hospital

6. Meningitis: From Practitioner to Prescriber

edited by Jean-Hervé Bradol and Claudine Vidal

This report summarises the key lessons learned from MSF's cholera interventions in Zambia 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 (OCBA), Guinea Bissau 2005-2008 (OCBA), Juba 2006 (OCBA), Haiti 2010-2011 (OCBA), Angola 2006 (OCB, OCA, OCBA), Zimbabwe 2009 (OCB, OCA, OCBA)

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Sibylle Gerstl and Kate Alberti (on behalf of Epicentre)

This evaluation was commissioned with the objective to enhance future operational performance by means of lessons learned from the intervention in Hajjah Governorate from 30 March to October 2017 in order to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by cholera outbreaks in similarly complex settings. Evaluation findings showed that the intervention contributed to reduce morbidity, mortality and human suffering, even though data collection was chaotic in the beginning.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCBA, under the management of the Vienna Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by François Grünewald and Dr Paula Farias.

Revue reflexion Day covering all major aspects related to cholera control and case management issues; covers 3 parts with BOX Recommendations along the text (minutes of the day) : - Operational Dynamics and Epidemiology - Technical aspects (CTC and CTU, ORP) - Innovative strategies : WATSAN and rural approach ("Marathon ORS")


Journée de Revue/Réflexion choléra Haïti (3 volets majeurs) : demandé / desk urgences, ce travail (terrain + départements) a permis de cibler des questions récurrentes dans les pratiques : dynamique opés/épidémio, techniques (CTC , UTC), innovations (rural + watsan).


A successful intervention is described in the evaluation report; yet questions raised on the MSF role in Cholera response and how it could go beyond a mainly curative response. In Haiti OCG teams applied innovative approaches for the management of Cholera in pregnant women, for decentralised care in remote rural areas and for the treatment of excreta in treatment facilities. Social mobilisation was the key for rapid intervention and scale up. MSF had an important technical lead role in the nation-wide Cholera response.

Isabel Bergeri