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MSF face aux dilemmes des enlèvements

Le 31 janvier s’est tenu à Sciences Po un colloque en soutien à Fariba Adelkhah et Roland Marchal, tous les deux chercheurs au Centre de recherches internationales de Sciences Po (CERI), arrêtés en Iran le 5 juin 2019. Roland Marchal a été libéré le 20 mars 2020 en échange de la libération d’un ingénieur iranien détenu en France. Fariba Adelkhah a été condamnée le 6 mai 2020 à 6 ans de réclusion pour « propagande contre le système politique de la République islamique et collusion en vue d’attenter à la sûreté nationale ». La chercheuse a refusé une libération conditionnelle contre l'arrêt de ses recherches. 
Le colloque du 31 janvier a réuni diplomates, journalistes, humanitaires et chercheurs, dans le but de « nourrir la réflexion sur les prisonniers et les otages, d’un point de vue politique, juridique et éthique ». Fabrice Weissman y présentait l’expérience de Médecins Sans Frontières face aux enlèvements.  
 

[ARTICLE] Quelles sont les pratiques de @MSF_france concernant la sécurité de son personnel ? Analyse de Fabrice Weissman sur les pratiques de l'organisation face aux enlèvements. https://t.co/l46qDztiEG
To mark #WorldPatientSafetyDay and its theme of #healthworker safety, we're bringing back ‘Saving Lives and Staying Alive’ a CRASH publication that reflects on staff security & the place of risk management in @MSF projects. @mikafromparis @FabWeissman 👇 https://t.co/AA69cQknNX
« Il faut savoir quitter un pays lorsque la sécurité n'est plus assurée » Dans cette interview parue dans @le_Parisien, Rony Brauman analyse la question de la sécurité du personnel humanitaire à la lumière de l’attentat du 9 Août au Niger. https://t.co/tGzVVM4SCf
[ENGLISH VERSION] With #BLM, voices have been raised internally to condemn the racist nature of @MSF_france. How has the organisation's policy towards its staff evolved? What steps can be taken to combat discrimination? Interview with Jean-Hervé Bradol: https://t.co/owhbhB6opc
[ENGLISH VERSION] With #BLM, voices have been raised internally to condemn the racist nature of @MSF_france. How has the organisation's policy towards its staff evolved? What steps can be taken to combat discrimination? Interview with Jean-Hervé Bradol: https://t.co/gS7XS9YzaI
Conférence sur les Pratiques de MSF à Ouganda
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From bureaucratic inertia to “policy fragility”

Interview by Helai Hosseini. A first version was published on the website of the MSF France association on 31 July 2020.

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, voices have risen within MSF denouncing the racist and discriminatory nature of our organization. Equal opportunity, they say, is not offered to all our employees. Founded in France in the early 70s by a handful of doctors and journalists, the organization has grown and become international,  now employing over 46,000 people around the world, nearly 39,000 of whom are recruited locally. How has MSF’s policy towards its personnel evolved down the years? What is currently being done to fight inequalities? Here is Jean Hervé Bradol’s take on the major phases that have marked MSF’s transformation and the ways in which discussions are engaged today.

MSF office
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 sentinels of pandemics": conversation between Frédéric Keck and Guillaume Lachenal

2020-11-03 17:00:00 2020-11-03 19:00:00 Europe/Paris "The sentinels of pandemics": conversation between Frédéric Keck and Guillaume Lachenal Conference-debate Tuesday November 3, 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. 14-34 avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris France MSF CRASH

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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Conférence sur les Pratiques de MSF à Ouganda
Article

From bureaucratic inertia to “policy fragility”

Interview by Helai Hosseini. A first version was published on the website of the MSF France association on 31 July 2020.

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, voices have risen within MSF denouncing the racist and discriminatory nature of our organization. Equal opportunity, they say, is not offered to all our employees. Founded in France in the early 70s by a handful of doctors and journalists, the organization has grown and become international,  now employing over 46,000 people around the world, nearly 39,000 of whom are recruited locally. How has MSF’s policy towards its personnel evolved down the years? What is currently being done to fight inequalities? Here is Jean Hervé Bradol’s take on the major phases that have marked MSF’s transformation and the ways in which discussions are engaged today.

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
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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.