Did you know that Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) contributes to the medical research community using what they learn while providing frontline care? To make the most of MSF’s data, they want to refine and in some ways expand their data sharing. We worked with the MSF team to improve their organisational data-sharing policy. We developed a strategy to help MSF put responsible data principles into practice and proposed practical ways that they could improve the way they handled data.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is one of the largest frontline medical charities in the world. In the course of treating patients around the world, they collect vital information for understanding emerging health trends and inefficiencies in their own operations.
But how could such a large organisation design collection and sharing practices that would allow for maximum insight, with matching appropriate privacy protections? And how could a charity built of regional hubs, local hospitals and multiple headquarters assess their current data management processes, and make clear, responsible steps to better use and manage data?