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1 week 2 days ago
Sorry that my comment is not regarding strictly the crucial topic, but just both of the pictures accompanying it: are we really doing like we can see? I mean, what's the reason to wear a FFP3 mask + a face shield + common clothes at what it seems to be an info point? Regarding the second picture, what is she doing the msf staff next to the patient undergoing a swab sample without wearing no...
3 weeks 2 days ago
National staff are afraid of being sack by their employers and this has led to them been quite for so long. MSF is a listening organization and one that is impartial, independent and transparent can they try to solve the issue in Sierra Leone.
3 weeks 2 days ago
Good evening from Sierra Leone, just to get you informed if you haven't heard this yet, the national staff of Sierra Leone mission are about to go on the rampage, lay down tools strike, on the 24th November 2020 which will cause a very negative impact on the operations, if their demand is not met, which in this case is the implementation of the new service Gazette that was published by the...
3 weeks 5 days ago
While Covid pandemic happened, there was luck of experience to face the disease, and maybe the decision was right on such time, now we are almost close to a year of fighting Covid, maybe will be the time to rethink about changing the decision and policy to remove the age limit as it is purely discrimination to the staff in a good health above 60 years. Regards Sharif ALAM
3 weeks 5 days ago
While Covid pandemic happened, there was luck of experience to face the disease, and maybe the decision was right on such time, now we are almost close to a year of fighting Covid, maybe will be the time to rethink about changing the decision and policy to remove the age limit as it is purely discrimination to the staff in a good health above 60 years. Regards Sharif ALAM
1 month 4 days ago
Thanks a lot Froncoise for the documents. Its good to see someone/ SHU in HQ took note of the post.Please allow me to comment on the points in the document. There is no denying the fact That Covid 19 can have serious consequences in sexagenairians and above genairians. Rather it is true for most infections, including TB, especially DRTB where MSF has been working with all age groups of staff...
1 month 5 days ago
Sorry same comments submitted twice.
1 month 1 week ago
Je suis tout à fait d’accord avec les pensées de Michiel.On ne doit pas,bien sûr,abandonner nos missions mais le facteur sécurité à été toujours très important chez MSF.Ceux,comme moi,qui ont beaucoup des missions faites,dans des régions à haut risque,savent bien que c’est une des premières priorités pour nous et qu’on doit respecter les consignes à la lettre.... Et je comprends très bien ,si je...
1 month 1 week ago
I am glad to see that there is a breakdown of 50-64 and not 60-70. This gives already a complete different picture for people still working, and people not working anymore (unless working after official retirement). But your figures still contain ALL people of that age breakdown. People of older age, logically, have more NCD’s and other ailments. It would be nice to have death statistics for...
1 month 1 week ago
Regarding age being a risk factor for COVID19 and the way the Staff health unit is dealing with this, i think that there are some misunderstandings. So i prepare an informative document about the subject. You have to know that the same approach is requested to medical coordinators in the field regarding medical check of national staff. i hope that this will reassure some of you about the way...
1 month 2 weeks ago
The justification of profiling on security grounds is based on the concept of 'differentiated risk' - that some staff is more at risk than others. So when broad statistics show a trend that such a difference in risk no longer exists, then we need to question the ethics behind the profiling and analyse why this is so. That's why I say 'shaky' and not 'unethical...
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thank you Michiel, finally. “Security” cant be an “easy way out” to justify a decision that discriminates. It makes sense to have to justify decisions with rational well developed arguments supported by facts not assumptions.
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thank you Michiel, finally. “Security” cant be an “easy way out” to justify a decision that discriminates. It makes sense to have to justify decisions with rational well developed arguments supported by facts not assumptions.
1 month 2 weeks ago
I think Margo is a great fit to help us Wade through this and find solutions. However at some level shouldn’t we also address the inter OC dynamics. This adds to the institutional structure that contributes to the discrimination that exists. For eg., I’ve heard people talk about how a person they complained against for whatever reason was sent back home and came to roost through another OC.
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thank you Michiel for the very interesting article. I had one mission only with MSF and since few months i am waiting for a new assignment. I would add that nowadays MSF have also to deal with COVID when profiling, because in many countries Americans, Indians and Europeans ae not anymore wellcome for fear of virus transmission risks. The figures you share are very very interesting and clearly...
1 month 2 weeks ago
When we say: with the full consent of the staff - what does it actually mean? A colleague mentioned during a debate on our board, that staff will consent particularly if they need a job. In that case what is MSF’s responsibility?
1 month 2 weeks ago
Hello thanks for the reply. and i do appricate that you identifies the issue is not only in Doro but as well many missions and projects are facing the same scenior i hope we together will find solution for that to make the association more inclusive. About the Focal person in Doro currently is Abe Safari, who took over the office from Abit early this year and I am the secretary of the...
1 month 2 weeks ago
Hi James, and thanks for the comment. Your question is really important and it's a problem you share with many other projects and missions. The participation of expats in the associative life of a projects often goes up and down depending on so many different reasons, but I think that often it's a question of people not seeing the added value a strong association can bring for the...
1 month 3 weeks ago
I am a National staff working in the above mention project. i joint msf association last year 2019 and always active in all the associative activities, but what i had noticed in our Project Maban project, i dont see the active involvment of the executive! its always take time to reply to the request of the association and even the association is taken like just something minor. no expat who has...
1 month 3 weeks ago
Recording: The recording of this event is now available through this link: https://vimeopro.com/msfno/power-privilege-and-institutional-racism

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