Operational Research

The Union and Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been offering operational research courses since 2009. In July 2012, The Union and MSF joined forces with the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva to form an initiative called the Structured Operational Research and Training IniTiative SORT IT. The overarching goal of SORT IT is to improve health care delivery and public health through operational research. The Union also has a global operational research fellowship programme which nurtures and trains promising individuals in implementing relevant operational research, so that in turn they become inspiring implementers, leaders and teachers in operational research.  An operational research alumni network has been set up to foster research dissemination among research alumni.