• Understanding the health status and humanitarian impact of the recent events in the internally displaced population (IDPs) in Tal Abyad and Manbij districts, northern Syria, 2017

      Malaeb, Rami; Lenglet, Annick; Langlois, Celine; White, Kate; Hussein, Shajib; de Boever, Rieneke; Onus, Robert; Desoulieres, Sophie; MSF-OCA (2018-07)
      Aims and objectives 2.1. Primary objective To estimate the prevalence of current illnesses (self-reported), vaccination coverage, and mental health distress related symptoms in the IDP population in order to obtain a baseline that can guide MSF response activities in Raqqa as well as in Tal Abyad and Manbij districts. 2.2. Secondary objectives 1) To estimate the vaccination coverage for key vaccine preventable diseases in children aged 6-59 months among the new IDP population; 2) To describe the demographic characteristics of the IDP population; 3) To describe the displacement routes and experiences of the IDP population; 4) To estimate the prevalence of self-reported morbidities in the previous two weeks; 5) To estimate the global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate of in children aged 6-59 months and pregnant women; 6) To estimate the prevalence of self-reported major chronic diseases; 7) To estimate the prevalence of symptoms commonly associated with mental health distress; 8) To estimate the prevalence of conflict-related violence/trauma experienced during the recall period (365 days); 9) To estimate the retrospective mortality since the beginning of Ar-Raqqa offensive in northern Syria (12 June 2016); 10) To gain more understanding related to the concerns, challenges and priority needs of the IDPs in the community.
    • Utilization and acceptance of services for survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Perceptions (KAP) in MSF catchment areas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

      Verputten, Meggy; Siddiqui, Ruby; Gray, Nell; Casimir, Carl-Frederic; Finaldi, Pasquale; Tolboom, Bianca; Lekkerkerker, Michiel; Lokuge, Kamalini; Stringer, Beverly; Ariti, Cono; et al. (2018-07)
      2 Research question and objectives 2.1 Research question To identify factors that could improve SGBV service utilisation and acceptance amongst MSF’s catchment population in Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2.2 Primary objective To understand how to improve utilization of SGBV services for the population in MSF catchment area Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2.3 Specific objectives 1. To understand community knowledge related to SGBV, including its causes, consequences, treatment and services 2. To understand attitudes towards SGBV 3. To explore practices related to SGBV care seeking pathways, including barriers and enablers affecting service access and uptake 4. To understand which strategies/activities people consider would be effective in improving uptake of SGBV services 5. To understand which strategies/activities people consider would be effective in preventing SGBV
    • Vaccination coverage survey for diphtheria, Streptococcus pneumoniae, polio and tetanus in Rohingya refugee settlements in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazilas, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

      Pereboom, Monique; White, Kate; Van Leeuwen, Crystal; Siddiqui, Ruby; Guzek, John; Sangma, Mitchell; MSF-OCA (2018-07)
      OBJECTIVES PRIMARY OBJECTIVES a) To describe the vaccine coverage (penta / dT) in children aged 6 months to 14 years for diphtheria in the Rohingya Settlement Camps; SECONDARY OBJECTIVES To describe the vaccine coverage of pentavalent, bOPV and PCV vaccines in children aged 6 weeks to 6 years of age in the Rohingya Settlement Camps; To describe the vaccine coverage for diphtheria and tetanus vaccination among 7 - 14 year olds to assess vaccination rates in this age-group in the Rohingya Settlement Camps