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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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New publication: Humanitarian implications of a re-assertion of State sovereignty

20 november 2018: UREPH is pleased to announce the publication of this article by Duncan Mclean in Humanitarian Alternatives.

Public conference « 1968 – 2018 : Humanitarian concepts across time and spaces »

Public conference  « 1968 – 2018 : Humanitarian concepts across time and spaces »
18h 30 - 21h  
Campus Biotech, Chemin des mines, 9
Genève, Suisse

New publication: Humanitarian ethics in Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders: Discussing dilemmas and mitigating moral distress

30 August 2018: UREPH is pleased to announce the publication of this chapter by Philippe Calain in "Humanitarian Action and Ethics".

New publication: "Volunteers and responsibility for risk-taking: Changing interpretations of the Charter of Médecins Sans Frontières"

20 July 2018: UREPH is pleased to announce the publication of the French version of this article by Caroline Abu-Sada and Xavier Crombé.

New publication: "Attacks on Hospitals: an Alarming Problem for Military Medicine as well as for Humanitarian Medicine"

10 October 2017: UREPH is pleased to announce the publication of this article by Philippe Calain.

New publication: "The evolving role of CSR in international development"

19 June 2017: In collaboration with MSF Canada, UREPH is pleased to announce the publication of this article by Sarah Lamb, Jonathan Jennings and Philippe Calain.

New publication: "Dilemmas in access to medicines: a humanitarian perspective"

13 March 2017: UREPH is pleased to announce the publication of this article by James Smith and Tammam Aloudat.

New publication: "When free is not fair: the case of vaccine donations"

30 January 2017: UREPH is pleased to announce the publication of this article by James Smith.

New publication: "Palliative Care in Humanitarian Medicine"

25 January 2017: UREPH is pleased to announce the publication of this article by James Smith and Tammam Aloudat.

New publication: "Engaging with National Authorities: Médecins Sans Frontières’s experience in Guinea during the Ebola epidemic"

29 November 2016: UREPH is pleased to announce the publication of this article by Marc Poncin in "Humanitarian Alternatives".