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October 2019

The Transformational Investment Capacity (TIC) has just reached the completion of its third year! We are currently supporting 45 active projects that are transforming MSF’s ability to deliver urgent lifesaving care and meet medical and humanitarian challenges.

This year, our efforts have been aimed at accelerating the impact of our projects, accompanying key projects transitioning to scale and supporting MSF staff and association members interested in engaging in transformation.

TIC-supported projects are in four priority focus areas: Human Resources, Learning and Development; Medical Research and Development, Operations Improvements and Technology; and Efficiency Gains. All approved projects undergo regular six-month status reviews and receive accompaniment support from our TIC Selection Committee. Comprised of experts in medicine, technology, finance, entrepreneurship, humanitarian operations and human capital, Selection Committee members bring valuable subject-matter expertise as well as internal and external perspectives to our projects.

Recently Approved TIC Projects

The TIC Selection Committee met in September and approved three new incubator projects:

SW project Malawi MWANZA

Primary Health Care (sponsored by MSF-Australia and supported by OCA) will transform the quality of care and clinical outcomes for patients by developing a patient-centered, culturally safe approach for services delivered at the primary health care level for a diverse range of contexts/settings.

Cancer Care in Low-Resource Settings (sponsored by OCP) will develop a multi-disciplinary, multi-partner networking approach to addressing inequities in access to prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancers in MSF. The team will focus initial work in Mali and Malawi for breast and cervical cancer, identifying barriers and proposing an action plan to improve quality of care for patients.

Meteorology and Climate Anticipation System (sponsored by OCB) will assess MSF’s current operational response mechanism for extreme weather events to determine barriers/challenges and opportunities in responding rapidly and effectively. The project team will engage MSF key stakeholders and collaborate with global actors to propose a solution aimed at improving future interventions.