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The Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices (UREPH or Research Unit) of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Switzerland was created in 2006 and aims to improve the way MSF projects are implemented in the field and to participate in critical thinking on humanitarian and medical action, notably by producing publications and organizing conferences and debates.

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UPCOMING: Debate on "Ebola 3 years afterwards"

8 November 2016: Marc Poncin will participate in the roundtable on "How to do better next time?”.

UPCOMING: 18th Humanitarian Congress in Berlin

13-15 October 2016: Caroline Abu Sa'Da will chair the panel on Iraq at the 18th Humanitarian Congress in Berlin.

New publication: "Treating, Containing, Mobilizing: The Role of MSF in the West African Ebola Epidemic Response"

12 October 2016: UREPH is pleased to announce the publication of this chapter by Heather Pagano and Marc Poncin in the book "Global Management of Infectious Disease after Ebola" (eds. Halabi et al.).

New publication: "The Ebola clinical trials: a precedent for research ethics in disasters"

30 August 2016: UREPH is pleased to announce the publication in the Journal of Medical Ethics of this article by Philippe Calain.

New publication: "Defective interfering genomes and Ebola virus persistence"

17 August 2016: UREPH is pleased to announce the publication of this letter in The Lancet by Philippe Calain, Laurent Roux & Daniel Kolakofsky .

Roundtable on "Saving lives and staying alive"

9 June 2016: Roundtable on the new MSF publication "Saving lives and staying alive" with Michaël Neuman of the CRASH.

Workshop: Humanitarian Action and Ethics

26-27 May 2016: Presentation by James Smith and Tammam Aloudat on "The Ethics of Compromise in Medical Humanitarian Response"