innovation

Innovation: "We are able to save many lives using this tiny, portable machine"

Ultrasound is often associated with pregnancy, but did you know that it has many vital uses in medicine? South Sudanese doctor Achai blogs about how training in the use of new portable ultrasound machines – which have traditionally been bulky and expensive – is helping Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) save lives in humanitarian crises.

Innovation: Introducing R4Epis

In an epidemic Médecins sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) need to respond, fast. But how to find the source of the outbreak, or to know which communities are most at risk? That's where epidemiologists come in. Larissa Vernier blogs about an innovative new project that's aiming to save them time in a crisis...

Innovation: A day in the life of a humanitarian nursing team – The Pilot Project

Around the world, Médecins sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) nurses are caring for people whose lives have been impacted by conflict, epidemics or disasters. Josie is part of a project using smartphones to help us understand more about humanitarian nursing and ultimately save lives. In this fourth part of her blog, she begins piloting the project in Bangladesh.