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November 26, 2020

Votes are open! - Les votes sont ouverts!

MSF OCB Gathering / MSF-B GAEn français ci-desousThe OCB Gathering / MSF-B General Assembly online voting is open. Use this opportunity to participate in the election of board candidates and to express your voice on motions and other topics for the OCB and MSFB.The voting will be closed Friday 27 November at 17h00 (Brussels time) and the results of the voting will be announced at 17h30 at the end of the Gathering.To vote you must be a member of one of the 9 OCB sections, and if that's the case all you ...

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November 25, 2020

Action points for tackling institutional racism and discrimination in Human Resources, Communication and Fundraising Policies and Practices in MSF

Call for Action: Dear Associative members In order to become the MSF we want to be, and attain a more inclusive organization, there is a need to address the existing institutional and structural racism embedded in our system. The MSF East Africa Association (EAA) & MSF Norway Association Working Group on Anti-Racism is hereby presenting you with the outcomes of the discussions and sessions that followed the two events on "Power, Privilege and Institutional Racism" held jointly by our associative members in October 2020. We urge you to read the document...

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November 24, 2020

MSF SCIENTIFIC DAYS – WE NEED YOU!

MSF Scientific Days bring together MSF staff, academics, researchers and influential sector journalists to discuss the groundbreaking research and innovation taking place in MSF today.
Most importantly, MSF Scientific Days can bring your research to a multi-disciplinary, global audience, prompting important changes in humanitarian medical practice.

Submissions for MSF Scientific Days 2021 are now open!

Deadline for submissions is 13 January 2021 for MSF Scientific Days International and Europe and 29 March 2021 for MSF Scientific Days Asia, Latin America and Southern Africa....

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November 23, 2020

MSF Global Health Pop Up 2020

We are looking forward to seeing you for the 6th annual
MSF Global Health Pop-Up Meeting!“The Legacies of COVID-19 and the Global Health System—
Time to Shift from Security to Solidarity?”When? This Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th of November 2020 (14h00-18h00 CET)This Link for Day 1 & This Link for Day 2 Please find a few more details about this year’s event at the Pop Up 2020 Folder in the GHAN SharePoint Page, including:Pop Up Meeting Agenda (Content, speakers, and timings).Links and instructions for joining the meeting via Microsoft TEAMS.Speaker bios and background...

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November 21, 2020

MSF DISABILITY INCLUSION NEWSLETTER #10

Here is the latest neswletter on inclusion of persons with disabilities:Two voices on the place of physiotherapy in medical action of MSF, 
a testimony of a noma survivor turned MSF staff and advocate, 
and highlights from an asso-driven initiative for people with disabilities in DRCRead it:In English
In French
In ArabicMore on https://disabilityinclusion.msf.org/  

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November 20, 2020

Get ready for the OCB Gathering/MSFB GA !

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November 16, 2020

MSF Speaking Out Case Study: MSF and the Rohingya. 1992-2014

The new MSF Speaking Out Case Study: “MSF and the Rohingya. 1992-2014” is now out and available for download at https://www.msf.org/speakingoutThe new case study “MSF and the Rohingya 1992 – 2014” brings to light two decades of MSF advocacy activities as part of its humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya people in Bangladesh and Myanmar and explores the dilemmas the organisation was confronted with surrounding ‘speaking out’. Some of the following questioning were:Under authoritarian regimes, should MSF maintain a medical operational presence which enables information collection for...

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November 10, 2020

We are almost there ! OCB Gathering/MSFB GA

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Dear member,

We are almost there, and we are excited about it: The series of preparatory sessions leading up to the OCB Gathering/MSFB GA will soon take place!  

As such, they can be considered as equivalent to question and answer sessions taking place at the longer face-to face Gatherings, and will support the shorter discussions and votes that will be held at the online Gathering.

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November 9, 2020

IGA 2020 Outcomes

Thanks to those who participated on Thursday and Friday.Missed the IGA online? Videos will be posted on the Souk soon, and the minutes will be available later.

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November 6, 2020

The new CONTACT is out! #151

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November 4, 2020

Connect to the IGA this 5-6/11!

*/  REMINDER ! The International General Assembly takes place this 5 and 6 November, fully online!

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November 2, 2020

"MSF RDC": DECLARATION DE KINSHASA

Click here for EnglishCher(e)s MSF membres associés,Nous avons l’honneur et la grande joie de partager avec vous « la Déclaration de Kinshasa » (voir ci-dessous), fruit de notre détermination ainsi que notre engagement collectif et participatif. Dans une synergie intersection inclusive, « MSF RDC » veut rendre le Mouvement Associatif plus riche et représentatif, assurer un point de vu ancré dans une réalité opérationnelle très longue et très diversifiée.Par sa nature non-régionale, MSF RDC offrira une vue plus concentrée qui fonctionne à proximité de ses membres.Comme vous allez le constater...

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November 2, 2020

"MSF RDC": DECLARATION OF KINSHASA

Cliques ici pour françaisDear MSF association members,We have the honor and the great joy to share with you the "Kinshasa Declaration" (see below), the fruit of our determination as well as our collective and participatory commitment.In an inclusive intersectional synergy, "MSF RDC" wants to make the Associative Movement richer and more representative, to ensure a point of view anchored in a very long and very diverse operational reality.By its non-regional nature, MSF DRC offers a more focused view that operates close to its members.As you will see, next year (2021), MSF will have 40 years...

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October 30, 2020

IGA Highlights

 This week is “webinar-heavy”, as there will be 2 webinars:The first one will take place on Thursday, with the 8 IB candidates, from 4 to 6pm CEST (Geneva/Paris time). As a reminder, you will find all the applications documents and all the videos of the candidates on the Souk  (IB candidates tab).  A space is open on Fluicity for members to ask questions to the candidates.  If you don’t have an account, just sign up here: https://flui.city/invitation/msfRegister for the webinarThe second webinar, on Becoming the MSF we want to be, will take place on Friday...

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October 28, 2020

Contribute to the OCB Climate Environment and Health Action Plan ! – Interview

The CEH circle just issues the CEH Action Plan.

We have asked Maria Ten Palomares more about this important step, concrete examples and what comes next.Maria Ten Palomares works as Energy Team Leader in the Logistics Department at OCB since 2017. She coordinates the Climate, Environment & Health (CEH) Circle, which gathers people from OPS, Med, Log, Supply, HR, Coms and Advocacy departments.

The CEH Circle, with the Medical Director and The Operations Director as sponsors, has facilitated the writing of the MSF OCB Climate-Environment-Health (CEH) Action Plan 2020-...

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October 27, 2020

Replay the Debate MSF NW and MSF EAA - Power and Priviledge

 On 14 October, MSF Eastern Africa and Norway Boards and Associations invited all MSFers to join debates on Power, Privilege and Institutional Racism within MSF, gather and exchange in small groups on actions our organisation should take to evolve into the anti-racist, non discriminatory and fair MSF we want to be.The reflection focussed on two main overarching topics : HR Policies and Communication & Fundraising picturing MSF and its work. The event was recorded and you can watch it here: https://vimeopro.com/msfno/power-privilege-and-institutional-racism...

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October 23, 2020

What is the Environment Pact?

The Environmental Pact objective is to :Articulate MSF joint commitment to address the climate crisisBuild Strong commitment and shared ownershipserve as a frame and a catalyst to guide IM’s actions towards addressing the issueThe EP is a higher level of consensus and commitment by the asso and exe than a motion or recommendation. We have commitments, lots of knowledge and plans. Implementation and concrete actions is what we need to get to next. The EP contains 3 parts: What we agree upon, the consensus; Activities currently developped or developped in the past;...

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October 23, 2020

Mêmes risques, mêmes compétences : repenser le profilage du personnel

Click here for EnglishDepuis sa création, MSF sélectionne son personnel sur la base de critères non-professionnels. Cette politique s’explique pour de nombreuses raisons. Dans certains cas, elle reflète la réalité pratique du terrain, certaines nationalités se voyant accorder plus facilement que d’autres un visa d’entrée dans certains pays. Il se peut aussi que MSF estime qu’elle pourra plus aisément négocier l’accès humanitaire dans tel ou tel pays lorsqu’elle fait exclusivement appel à du personnel de sexe masculin, par exemple en Tchétchénie, ou qu’elle préfère éviter d’avoir du personnel...

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October 21, 2020

Step 3: Working session: "Power, Privilege and Institutional Racism: Becoming the anti-racist MSF we want to be"

MSF Eastern Africa and Norway Associations invite you to their joint Asso working session
Wednesday 21 October
16:00-17:30 CEST
17:00-18:30 EEST
Remote through Zoom, preregistration required.
Dear Eastern Africa and Norway associations and others willing in contribute to the working session.
After a successful second event, with more than 200 people participating from all across the movement, we are ready to harness all the inputs and suggestions from the association members! We want to put it all into action points that can lead to tangible change in our...

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October 21, 2020

IB Times 15 October 2020

 Dear colleagues,last Thursday we had an extraordinary IB meeting and I’d like to update you on three main topics. But first, allow me to repeat that this information is shared with the IGA reps with a view to ensuring a smooth flow of information. In no way it replaces the official minutes of this meeting that will be shared soon.WaCA in the IB – proposal to derogate the statutesDuring the 22-23 September 2020 IB Meeting, the IB approved a Recommendation to the IGA: Derogations to the International Statutes and Internal Rule - WaCA Holding A Voting Seat on the IB. This...

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