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Management at MSF - Part 2

In our first interview, Marion Péchayre discussed a variety of management-related problems at Médecins Sans Frontières: working in silos, the ever-growing number of management tools for monitoring, the endless validation requests, the vanishing role of the individual in favour of pseudoscientific presentations of events and projects, etc. This interview, conducted by Elba Rahmouni, focuses on solutions to these problems and hypotheses on how to improve our ways of working. Rather than offering set recipes, Marion Péchayre advocates an approach based on “practical wisdom” (a concept from the sociology of professions) and deliberative management that every individual and team can apply in their own way. 

[BLOG] Covid-19 : les réactions de sociologues confinés Marc Le Pape analyse 37 articles rédigés par des sociologues durant la période du confinement et portant sur la pandémie de Covid-19. https://t.co/iKdahTqFhX
[English version] Management at MSF - Part 2 In this second interview conducted by @ElbaRahmouni, Marion Péchayre (@msouthasia) focuses on solutions to management problems at MSF and hypotheses on how to improve our ways of working. https://t.co/grdZKSA1MC
[BLOG] Le management chez MSF - Partie 2 Dans cette seconde interview réalisée par @ElbaRahmouni, @msouthasia évoque les solutions à apporter aux problèmes de management chez MSF, autant d’hypothèses pour améliorer nos façons de travailler. https://t.co/buhog6ghCV
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Blog post

Management at MSF - Part 2

In our first interview, Marion Péchayre discussed a variety of management-related problems at Médecins Sans Frontières: working in silos, the ever-growing number of management tools for monitoring, the endless validation requests, the vanishing role of the individual in favour of pseudoscientific presentations of events and projects, etc. This interview, conducted by Elba Rahmouni, focuses on solutions to these problems and hypotheses on how to improve our ways of working. Rather than offering set recipes, Marion Péchayre advocates an approach based on “practical wisdom” (a concept from the sociology of professions) and deliberative management that every individual and team can apply in their own way. 

Painting "Tuko Poa" benches in Kibera
Cahier

Representations of HIV and impact on care seeking among the men of Homa Bay, Kenya

This study, conducted among the men of Homa Bay in Nyanza Province, Kenya, assesses the representations of HIV and impact on care seeking. It reveals that simply setting up a testing or care campaign does not necessarily mean that the entire population will participate; the message has to be tailored to the target population and fine-tuned even within that population.

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Clinical trials, between science and financial and academic interests

2020-10-08 16:00:00 2020-10-08 18:00:00 Europe/Paris Clinical trials, between science and financial and academic interests Conference-debate Thursday October 8, 2020 from 6 to 8 pm in the 1st floor meeting room at MSF, 14-34 avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris. Streaming and simultaneous translation into English available. Pierre Chirac, pharmacist and editor of the journal Prescrire, will present his analysis of the pharmaceutical industry's influence strategies and the special interests of university hospital researchers, their consequences on the reliability of drug information and the means now required to rectify a harmful situation. MSF CRASH

Conference-debate Thursday October 8, 2020 from 6 to 8 pm in the 1st floor meeting room at MSF, 14-34 avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris. Streaming and simultaneous translation into English available.

Pierre Chirac, pharmacist and editor of the journal Prescrire, will present his analysis of the pharmaceutical industry's influence strategies and the special interests of university hospital researchers, their consequences on the reliability of drug information and the means now required to rectify a harmful situation.

Agenda

The quantification of needs

2020-12-10 17:00:00 2020-12-10 19:00:00 Europe/Paris The quantification of needs Conference – debate, Thursday, December 10th 2020, 6-8pm, 1st floor meeting room at MSF, 14-34 avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris. Streaming and simultaneous translation into English available. Combining historical research and ethnographic investigations, the Africanist historian Joël Glasman plunges us into the factory of the homo humanitarianus, the average individual, on the basis of which "needs" and aid projects today are assessed. He will come and talk to us about it on Thursday, December 10th, during a conference-debate at Crash. 14-34 avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 PARIS France MSF CRASH
A girl walks next to the church of Mayi-Munene, destroyed by the last conflict that affected the region the recent years.
Debate

Territories: the illusion of identity

Jean-François Bayart

Conference-debate on Monday 16 December 2019, 6-8pm in the 1st floor meeting room at MSF, 14-34 avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris. Streaming and simultaneous translation into English available.

Can we talk about the specificities of the Middle East, Iran or the Mediterranean without reducing these territories to a culture or religion? On December 16, 2019, the CRASH team organised a conference-debate with Jean-François Bayart, a French political scientist who has devoted his work to the sociology of the State and identity illusions.

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Publications

Painting "Tuko Poa" benches in Kibera
Cahier

Representations of HIV and impact on care seeking among the men of Homa Bay, Kenya

This study, conducted among the men of Homa Bay in Nyanza Province, Kenya, assesses the representations of HIV and impact on care seeking. It reveals that simply setting up a testing or care campaign does not necessarily mean that the entire population will participate; the message has to be tailored to the target population and fine-tuned even within that population.

La médecine du tri
Article

In a disaster situation: get your bearings, triage and act

On 12 January 2010, a high-magnitude earthquake caused numerous buildings in the city of Port au Prince in Haiti to collapse. Tens of thousands of people were killed or injured by falling blocks of concrete. The aftershocks from the earthquake, the predictions made by some seismologists and public rumours prompted fears of a repeat of the disaster. Houses, schools, churches, hospitals and business premises – all the places that had housed the capital’s residents and their main activities – had become lethal traps and a permanent threat.