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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
08/07/2015

In recent years, MSF has recognised the need to improve its handover process and outcomes. It is no longer satisfactory for the organisation to enter a country, put in place a programme and leave without some degree of accountability for what remains after MSF’s departure. This tendency has led the MSF Operational Centre Paris (OCP) to review the handover process of the Homa Bay County Hospital project in Kenya. The main goal of this evaluation is to explore how effective the handover strategy was in contributing to sustainable, comprehensive quality of HIV/TB care in Homa Bay.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCP, under the management of the Vienna Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Marielle Bemelmans and Annie Désilets.
18/01/2016

In recent years, MSF has recognised the need to improve its handover process and outcomes. It is no longer satisfactory for the organisation to enter a country, put in place a programme and leave without some degree of accountability for what remains after MSF’s departure. This tendency has led the MSF Operational Centre Paris (OCP) to review the handover process of the Homa Bay County Hospital project in Kenya. The main goal of this evaluation is to explore how effective the handover strategy was in contributing to sustainable, comprehensive quality of HIV/TB care in Homa Bay.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCP, under the management of the Vienna Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Marielle Bemelmans and Annie Désilets.
18/01/2016

Full version and short version available. This evaluation of the viral load (VL) monitoring system was commissioned in order to more fully understand the experience and outcomes of the introduction and scale-up of VL in one district of Zimbabwe but also undertaken with a view to the national scale-up of VL monitoring, and the general issue of VL monitoring in sub-Saharan Africa in light of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. The report details five clear recommendations to reach undetectable viral load.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCB, under the management of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Richard Bedell.
21/04/2016

Given that community HIV testing is often more expensive than HF-based testing, this evaluation aims to fully understand the relative advantages of community testing modalities. MSF has been providing 3 modalities of community HIV testing in KZN since late 2012, to complement the standard, health facility (HF)-based testing provided by the Department of Health. Fixed sites (FS), Mobile 1-Stop Shops (M1SS) and Door-to-Door Community Health Agents (CHAPs) provide testing throughout the project area of Eshowe, Mbongolowane and the adjacent rural areas.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCB, under the management of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Richard Bedell.
21/04/2016

This evaluation has been triggered by the recent finding that a substantial proportion of the Changara project’s patients had a high VL of more than 3,000 copies/ml (the criteria at the time), raising questions on the efficacy of the counselling services. Although the relationship between counselling and high VL remains unclear, this report details three key recommendations aimed at improving the overall efficacy of the counselling services.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCB, under the management of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Mranda Brouwer of PHTB Consult. This publication was produced at the request of Médécins sans Frontières. It was prepared independently by Miranda Brouwer of PHTB Consult.
21/04/2016

L'évaluation fait partie de l'accord de financement avec le bailleur. En outre, étant donnés les changements que le projet a vécu récemment, le moment est opportun pour évaluer les stratégies mises en place afin de fournir de nouvelles recommandations pour la mise en œuvre du projet en Guinée. L'évaluation englobe aussi le renforcement des structures de santé périphériques.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCB, under the management of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Miranda Brouwer of PHTB Consult.
21/04/2016

MSF is one of the pioneering organisations to implement HIV & AIDS related interventions including ART in different settings. Understandably, the organisation is thus often solicited to provide information on cost analysis of programs. This is the purpose of this study into 3 different MSF HIV/AIDS programs: Kenya, DRC and Malawi. The present study proposes a detailed description of the cost for the HIV/AIDS program in Thyolo in Malawi for the period of time from 2005 to 2007. The methodology used is inspired by the “Activity based costing” (ABC approach)

Guillaume Jouquet
01/06/2008

This evaluation is best understood as a peer review aimed at learning from the experiences of 3 different sections of MSF operating HIV/AIDS programmes in Malawi. Our aim was to evaluate how specific differences in objectives might impact on programme strategies and whether these differences would be relevant when assessing programme outcomes. The general issues of interest were decentralisation, simplification and task shifting in relation to the expansion of ART services.

Richard Bedell, Jean-Marc Biquet, Alexandra Calmy
01/05/2007

MSF's HIV/AIDS project in Thyolo district, Malawi was one of the MSF movement's earliest efforts to address HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, beginning in 1997. The handover of project responsibilities from MSF Luxembourg to MSF Belgium took place in 2005. MSF Belgium agreed to undertake this external evaluation of the project with the goal of assessing the project's performance, identifying constraints preventing the achievement of its goals, and proposing recommendations to improve overall effectiveness.

David Evans
01/11/2007

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